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The weird and wonderful first trailer for Okja with Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal appears

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Author: Jon Lyus

Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company has been gaining serious momentum of late. Their recent success saw their latest film, Moonlight, (eventually) win the Best Picture Oscar, and their magic touch found its way onto the small screen with Zal Batmanglij’s The Oa. Its new film will also appear on Netflix, and today a trailer for Okja arrived online.

This is the latest from Snowpiercer and Mother director Bong Joon-ho, co-written with Jon Ronson with a multi-national cast bringing the strange tale to the small screen. The dual allowances of a free hand and a decent budget were the factor that brought the director and the distributor. He told The Atlantic,

“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.”

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- Jon Lyus

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2017: #6. Bong Joon-ho’s Okja

9 January 2017 9:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »


Director: Bong Joon-ho

Writer: Bong Joon-ho, Jon Ronson

Fans of South Korean auteur Bong Joon-Ho’s 2013 English language debut Snowpiercer will most likely be excited to learn he’s re-teaming with Tilda Swinton for another sci-fi endeavor, Okja, which is the name of a monster befriended by a young girl in a narrative split between New York City and South Korea.

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