The South Korean-American monster movie “Okja” storms Netflix come Summer of 2017. Just recently, the online streaming giant released the first stills for the film helmed by director Bong Joon-ho of “Memories of My Murder” (2003), “The Host” (2006) and “Snowpiercer” (2013) fame.
“Okja” chronicles the adventures of a South Korean girl, Mija, who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend—a shy but massive animal named Ojka. The film is penned by Joon-ho himself with writer Jon Ronson.
The film boasts a budget of $50 million and a stellar Hollywood cast that includes Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Paul Dano (Love & Mercy), Lily Collins (Rules Don’t Apply), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and introducing Ahn Seo-hyun as Mija.
The first movie still shows the animal rights activist, Red, (played by Lily Collins) running around Wall Street in Manhattan.
We are also introduced to Ahn Seo-hyun as the sweet Mija.
There is also a brief look at Tilda Swinton and Giancarlo Esposito strolling New York City.
“Okja” will also have a limited day and date theatrical release in the United States.