An unlikely hero with a supersized sidekick is expected to make an impact this summer after Netflix today unveiled Bong Joon Ho’s “Okja,” with its young star An Seo Hyun as the heroic Mija.
The film’s title is also the name of Mija’s best friend and super pig Okja. Mija is a farm girl from the mountains of South Korea who ends up going to great lengths to protect Okja.
“When Okja is abducted by a nefarious multinational corporation, she embarks on a journey across the globe that stretches her geographical and emotional boundaries, unleashing an unexpected inner strength that rivals anything else you’ll see this summer,” Netflix says in its announcement for the movie. “Along the way, she goes from jumping into streams to jumping through glass windows … from hanging from tree branches to hanging off the side of a semi in downtown Seoul.”
The movie, which also stars Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, launches on Netflix and in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on June 28.
Here’s a featurette released today by Netflix …