Bong Joon Ho’s long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s “Snowpiercer” – the mysterious “Okja” – is now focusing.
The Netflix Original has released a new still and concept image starring Lily Collins (“Rules Don’t Apply”), who stars in the project about a young Korean girl named Mija on a mission to stop a global company from exploiting his friend and his title. character – a giant animal.
Collins plays an anarchist helping Mija (newcomer Seo Hyun) outsmart the underhanded institution.
“Okja” co-stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”), Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”) and Kelly Macdonald. Its release is scheduled for summer 2017.
Swinton, executive producer on the project, inadvertently brought the film to the center of a recent private conversation with comedian Margaret Cho that was made public. Swinton reached out to the Korean-American artist to explore the backlash against his own cast as The Ancient One, a historically Asian male character portrayed in the Marvel blockbuster “Doctor Strange”.