Netflix have been going from strength to strength with their original content this year, especially with the acquisition of David Ayer’s Bright and Martin Scorsese’s next film. Bong Joon Ho, the South Korean filmmaker behind Snowpiercer, will also be dropping his new film OKJA on the streaming service on 28 June. The trailer is a little bit awesome.
The film follows the epic journey of Mija, a young girl who must risk 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. The Netflix Original Film stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins and newcomer Seo Hyun An.
OKJA was listed as one of our Most Anticipated Films of 2017, and the trailer embedded below only heightens our anticipation. It also solidifies our opinion that Tilda Swinton belongs in every role of every film.