Brad Pitt via Plan B to co-produce and director Bong Joon-ho are teaming up with Netflix to create a new monster movie titled Okja (2016). Netflix has already dedicated $50 million to make the new film. Okja is a kind-hearted monster who befriends a Korean girl. Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, Bill Nighy, Paul Dano, and Kelly Macdonald are all set to star in the cast. Orka is scheduled to start filming in Korea and the US in late 2016 with the premiere releasing in 2017.
Bong Joon-ho statement:
It really is a fantastic opportunity for me as a filmmaker. For Okja, I needed a bigger budget than I had for Snowpiercer and also complete creative freedom. Netflix offered me the two conditions that are difficult to have in hand simultaneously.
Synopsis: A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.
Directors: Joon-ho Bong, Joon Ho Bong
Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Adventure
Producers: Joon-ho Bong, Dooho Choi, Dede Gardner, Lewis Taewan Kim, Woosang Kim, Jeremy Kleiner, Sandro Kopp, Brad Pitt, Ted Sarandos, Woo-sik Seo, Tilda Swinton, Stan Wlodkowski
Editors: Meeyeon Han, Jin-mo Yang
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