Netflix has released a brand new trailer for Okja, their latest big-budget original film that charmed audiences at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and you can view it below!
The latest film to arrive via the subscription service is directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho, the man behind such films as Snowpiercer (still to get an official UK release) and The Host, and tells the story of a young girl called Mija (Seo-Hyeon Ahn) who has been the carer for Okja – a massive pig-like animal – for over 10 years, but when a multinational company takes Okja from their home to take her to New York to be killed for food, Mija heads across the world to find her and bring her home.
Be sure to stay tuned to HeyUGuys in the coming week or so for our exclusive interviews with Bong Joon-Ho, Seo-Hyeon Ahn and Lily Collins about the film.
Here’s the official synopsis:
For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja – a massive animal and an even bigger friend – at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when family-owned, multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where an image-obsessed and self-promoting CEO has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission.
Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange), Paul Dano (Love & Mercy), Lily Collins (To The Bone), Giancarlo Esposito (The Jungle Book), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones’ Baby) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals) co-star in the film.
Okja arrives on Netflix on June 28th.