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.
Directed by Joon-ho Bong, Joon Ho Bong, Bong Joon Ho
Official Synopsis: For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja-a massive animal and an even bigger friend-at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija's dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja...while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home. Deftly blending genres, humor, poignancy and drama, Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) begins with the gentlest of premises-the bond between man and animal-and ultimately creates a distinct and layered vision of the world that addresses the animal inside us all. Okja is a Plan B Entertainment, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company production in association with Netflix.
Cast: Bill Nighy, Jake Gyllenhaal, Devon Bostick, Tilda Swinton, Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Rickland Powell, Lily Collins, Paul Dano, Michael D. Joseph, Tony…
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
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