As a die-hard fan of The Walking Dead, Okja has been on my radar since the first mention of Steven Yeun joining the cast. Couple that with the rest of the superbly talented cast and a director who doesn’t know how to make a bad film and suddenly Netflix has the recipe for another hit original film.
Co-written and directed by visionary director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Snowpiercer), Okja will follow a young girl named named Mija who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive, never-before-seen animal named Okja. The film will feature a stellar cast of South Korean, British, Canadian and American actors, including Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Steven Yeun, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Byun Hee-bong, Devon Bostick, and Moaning Myrtle herself, Shirley Henderson.
Okja is slated for a Netflix release on June 28, 2017, but you can catch the beautiful first trailer for the action adventure below!