A new set of character posters for Bong Joon-ho’s new film Okja has arrived (via IMPAwards) and they are as glorious as you’d hope.
There’s An Seo Hyun as the heroic young Mija, who sets out to rescue her superpig pet Okja from the clutches of an evil corporation, Jake Gyllenhaal as celebrity zoologist Dr Johnny Wilcox, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun and Lily Collins as Jay, K and Red, members of a rogue animal rights group, Byun Hee-bong as Mija’s father and farmer Heebong, and Tilda Swinton as Lucy Mirando, the businesswoman who wants to get her hands on poor Okja.
“For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) 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 the family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend.
With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.
Deftly blending genres, humor, poignancy and drama, Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) begins with the gentlest of premises—the bond between man and animal—and ultimately creates a distinct and layered vision of the world that addresses the animal inside us all.”
Okja stars An Seo Hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Byun Hee-bong (The Host, Memories Of Murder), Yun Je-moon (Mother, The Good, The Bad And The Weird), Daniel Henshall (Snowtown, The Babadook), Shirley Henderson (Tale Of Tales) and Devon Bostick (The 100).