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‘Okja' Netflix Trailer By Director Bong Joon-ho Released

By March 1, 2017 at 7:12 am
"Okja" Netflix star Tilda Swinton and director Boon Joon-ho (Photo : Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, the "Okja" Netflix trailer was published online. The film is directed by director Bong Joon-ho. This is the South Korean director's follow-up to his smash hit, "Snowpiercer."

"Okja" is co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson, who previously worked on "Frank." The Netflix film is about a young girl who goes head-to-head with a multinational company to stop it from kidnapping her best friend, the titular character which is described as a massive animal.

The streaming service company has invested 50 million USD for the film. Yonhap News reported that the "Okja" Netflix trailer revealed scenes where An Seo-hyun, the Korean actress who portrays Mija, desperately looks for Okja.

It also featured Tilda Swinton. She plays a senior researcher in the film, who may be behind the creation of the mysterious animal.

The "Okja" Netflix film stars Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito, Steven Yeun and Lily Collin. Korean stars Byun Hee-bong, Choi Woo-Shik and Yoon Je-moon will also be in the movie.

Speaking to EW last year, director Bong Joon-ho described Okja as a "very shy and introverted animal." He also said that it will be an animal that has not been seen before.

Lily Collin's character is named Red and is an animal rights activist. It is believed that her character will help An Seo-hyun's character save Okja.

"On Wall Street, it's the heart of capitalism," director Bong Joon-ho said. "On the surface is a story about an animal, but it's essentially a story about capitalism."

The Hollywood Reporter noted that the "Okja" Netflix trailer gave viewers a glimpse of a creature with large, brown eyes and elephant-like skin. It is described as something that is "somewhere between human and animal."

Erik-Jan de Boer, who worked with "Life of Pi," is in charge of the visual effects of the Netflix film. The movie was shot in various locations like South Korea, Canada, and the U.S. It will be released in June.

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