Well, okay then. Many people thought Okja might be some monster movie film. The glimpses of Okja we saw in earlier footage gave off those strange, monster vibes.
But after watching the first trailer, that doesn’t appear to be the case at all. As Collider explains, this movie will probably have a lot of people talking.
“Okja should encourage a lot of conversation about GMOs, the agriculture industry, animal welfare groups, and the pros and cons of both sides of each of them.”
Confused? Don’t worry. It will all make sense after you read the synopsis and watch the trailer below. The man behind this project is the extremely talented South Korean director Bong Joon-ho. He’s best known for the 2013 film, Snowpiercer.
Tilda Swinton and Ahn Seo Hyun star in Okja. It will have a limited theatrical release in the states after it debuts on Netflix, June 28th.
“For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (Ahn 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 a 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.”