Given the frustrating release for Bong Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer (2013), we were happy to learn that his latest delve into science fiction would be arriving via Netflix.
Okja is a creature feature that finds a young woman named Mija (Seo-Hyeon Ahn) befriending the titular giant animal and trying to prevent a powerful, multi-national corporation from getting its ruthless paws on her pal.
The director describes it as "a bulky animal, but with a mild and kind spirit. The film is about a warm friendship between a country girl and a brute with stories. To me, the crazy world surrounding Okja and the girl looks more like a monster. I want to depict the two characters' bizarre journey and adventure across the tough world in an original fashion."
With Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive), Jake Gyllenhaal, Giancarlo Esposito (Alex Cross), Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood), Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones) and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) among the cast, Okja will premiere on Netflix from 28 June.