Bong Joon Ho is one of Korea’s most acclaimed and beloved filmmakers, and one of the most respected directors in the world. He made an international name for himself with 2003’s Memories of a Murder, and went on to craft The Host, Mother, and Snowpiercer.
Okja is Bong’s second English-language film, and it looks a little bit Spielbergian and totally Korean in its sensibilities. An eco-terrorism adventure about a brave girl and her adorable mutant super-pig that tastes f**king good? Sign me the hell up, chingu.
An excellent first trailer for Okja dropped this morning, and you can give it a watch below.
As The Playlist notes, Bong decided to partner with Netflix for his newest film to avoid the distribution and release headaches he experienced working with the Weinsteins on Snowpiercer. (Ugh, ol’ Harvey Scissorhands.) Okja‘s international cast includes An Seo Hyun, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Okja will be out on Netflix and in select theaters on June 28th. Let us know how you think and what that cuddly super-pig creature might taste like in the comments. (I mean, yeah, bacon, but with notes of what, exactly?)[via The Playlist]