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Full Trailer for Okja

Korean director Bong Joon Ho is no stranger to genre having built a career on such films as Memories of Murder (policer/serial killer story), The Host (monster movie), Mother (murder mystery) and Snowpiercer (science-fiction dystopia). In the process, he has firmly established himself as one of the most talented filmmakers working today. He is back this year with another variation on the monster motif: Okja. And based on the first full trailer, it promises to be another stunner:

Okja stars, among others, TIlda Swinton, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal and See Hyun Ahn. The movie will make its world premiere later this week at the Cannes Film Festival, where it is screening in competition. Netflix will release the movie in limited theaters and home streaming on June 28th.

Cheers.

Netflix Co-Producing New Joon-ho Bong Creature Movie

BongNetflix added another prestigious feather to its cap with the announcement that they will be co-producing the forthcoming Okja, the next film from acclaimed Korean writer/director Joon-ho Bong (Memories of a Murder, The Host & Snowpiercer). Okja appears to be a return to the genre of creature films which Bong previously visited with The Host. Bong has offered that he views his “monster as a ‘kind spirit’ and has said the film is about ‘a warm friendship between a country girl and a brute with stories.'”

Bong is a major talent and this sounds like a great fit for him.

Production is scheduled for next year with a targeted 2017 release. Further details, including cast, at Indiewire.