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Filming is now underway in South Korea on acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho’s (Snowpiercer) new film Okja, with the director adding multiple actors to the Netflix original film, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.
Okja is co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson (Frank) and tells the story of “young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named ‘Okja’”.
With filming beginning, Bong has added Lily Collins (Love, Rosie), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Shirley Henderson (Filth), Daniel Henshall (The Babadook), Devon Bostick (The 100), Byun Heebong (The Host), Yoon Je Moon (Mother) and Choi Wooshik (Set Me Free) to the cast. Jake Gyllenhaal (Demolition), Tilda Swinton (A Bigger Splash) and Paul Dano (Love & Mercy) were previously announced
Okja is set for release in 2017 on Netflix, as well as having a limited day/date release in select cinemas in the Us, »
- Scott J. Davis
Those who have been eager to see another movie from Bong Joon-Ho after climbing aboard The Rattling Ark in 2013’s Snowpiercer will be happy to hear that his next film, Okja, has begun filming in South Korea with a cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, and The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun.
Yeun, who plays Glenn on AMC’s The Walking Dead, also recently signed on to star in Joe Lynch’s new action horror film, Mayhem. Fans can see Yeun in Okja when it debuts on Netflix in 2017, with a limited theatrical release also planned in the Us. For more details about Joon-Ho’s latest film, we have the official press release:
Press Release: Seoul, South Korea (April 23, 2016) – Netflix announced that principal photography began yesterday on its feature film Okja in Seoul, South Korea. From director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Mother), Okja is produced by Plan B, »
- Derek Anderson
Principal photography has begun in Seoul, South Korea, on Netflix’s Okja, Bong Joon-Ho’s anticipated follow-up to Snowpiercer, starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano. Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Lily Collins (To The Bone), Devon Bostick (The 100), Byun Heebong (The Host), Shirley Henderson (Anna Karenina), Daniel Henshall (The Babadook), Yoon Je Moon (Mother) and Choi Wooshik (Set Me Free) round out the cast. Written by Bong and Jon Ronson (Frank), Okja… »
Continuing in the world of sci-fi following his post-apocalyptic thriller Snowpiercer, writer-director Bong Joon-ho has now begun shooting his follow-up, Okja. Backed by Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Netflix, we now have the finalized cast. Toplined by Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Paul Dano, the “bold, global adventure” will be led by Seohyun An, playing Mija.
Co-written by Frank‘s Jon Ronson, it follows “a young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja.” “With Okja I want to show the beauty that can exist between man and animal, and also the horror between them,” the director says.
Rounding out the cast is Devon Bostick (The 100), Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror), Byun Heebong (The Host), Shirley Henderson (Anna Karenina), Daniel Henshall (The Babadook), Yoon Je Moon (Mother), Choi Wooshik (Set Me Free) and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead »
- Jordan Raup
Dyro‘s made a name for himself as one of the most respected artists in electro house, and the title track from his new Ep sees him as deserving of such accolades as ever.
On “Set Me Free,” the DJ/producer has collaborated with fellow Dutchman Loopers to add a measure of wonk to the production. After all, the track blends Dyro’s masterful production style with the bass house elements that have found themselves an increasingly prevalent component of mainstream electronic music. The metallic buzz of each reverberant wobble complements the anthemic vocals to an unexpected degree, and each part of the arrangement rings out with a masterful crispness.
As far as the rest of the Set me Free Ep is concerned, Dyro fans can stream or download it here. In the meantime, listen to the lead single of the Ep above and tell us what you think by »
- John Cameron
5 items from 2016
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