We cannot wait for Bong Joon-ho’s Okja and a new viral promo video featuring Tilda Swinton’s corporation head Lucy Mirando is just as odd as we were hoping.
Swinton’s playing the head of the Mirando corporation, which has its eye on the titular monster and best friend of young heroine Mija. Here’s the synopsis for the Netflix original film:
“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 Seohyun An, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Byeon 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).