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Netflix investing $50m in Bong Joon-ho’s monster film, Okja

11 November 2015 8:11 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Video-on-demand giant Netflix is to invest $50m in Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho’s next film, Okja...

Korean director Bong Joon-ho caught international attention with his 2006 monster movie, The Host, before making his English-language debut with the 2013 sci-fi dystopia, Snowpiercer

The director’s next film is called Okja, and it’s a very different breed of monster flick from The Host; in it, a “country girl” strikes up a friendship a “bulky animal with a mild and kind spirit”.

“I want to depict the two characters’ bizarre journey and adventure across the tough world in an original fashion,” Bong says, according to Variety.

The trade paper also reports that Bong’s film will be co-produced by Brad Pitt’s company Plan B, while Netflix will stump up the project’s $50m budget. It’s a deal that should prove fruitful for both parties if everything pans out; the »

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, and more circling Bong Joon-ho's monster film

5 October 2015 6:49 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Several days ago we learned that Bong Joon-ho's latest film will see him reteam with his Snowpiercer star Tilda Swinton. Now The Wrap has revealed that several more talented folks are circling Okja, a monster film which will feature a Korean female lead and a host of English-language supporting actors; the actors in question are Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Kelly McDonald, and Bill Nighy. No... Read More »

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