Netflix is ramping up the promotion for Bong Joon-ho’s adorable creature adventure/social satire Okja (read our review here) and there’s a new promo which shows the film’s animal rights activists (Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Daniel Henshall and Devon Bostick) hacking a broadcast by corporation head Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton).
There’s also a trailer full of glowing review quote should you need more convincing than the fact that it comes from Bong Joon-ho, the man who gave us Snowpiercer, The Host and Memories Of Murder.
“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).