Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Beautiful Monsters

Oooh the first teaser for Okja, Bong Joon-ho's new movie
starring Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, has arrived!
First off I don't think I knew this was set to come out on June 28th -- that's much sooner than I anticipated. What a thrill! We can totally make it to June 28th without Trump getting us all murdered right? Fingers crossed. Okja has an official synopsis now too:

"From visionary Director Bong Joon Ho, this grand global adventure follows a friendship too big to ignore. Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja. Following her across continents, the coming-of-age comedy drama sees Mija’s horizons expand in a way one never would want for one’s children, coming up against the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalization, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion."

There's no sign of Jake in that teaser but I'm sure you all remember those pictures of him snapped on set - we're in for some real nuttery, it seems. Okja also co-stars Lily Collins and Paul Dano (who I photographed on the set when I visited) and Steven Yeun and Giancarlo Espisito, among others. Stay tuned!

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