The best movie of 2019 without question was Bong Joon-ho’s South Korean comedy thriller Parasite. It was a perfect film, and that’s not something I say often. It’s hard for a movie to be perfect, but Parasite was immaculate. It won Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director at the Oscars.
And now, Bong Joon-ho is getting ready for his next feature, which is being set up with Warner Bros.
According to insiders, Robert Pattinson is in talks to star in the movie, which is an adaptation of Edward Ashton’s upcoming sci-fi novel, Mickey7.
According to the book’s publisher St. Martin Press, the high-concept cerebral thriller is best described as ‘The Martian’ meets ‘Dark Matter.’ The tale is about an ‘expendable’ — a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Nifheim — who refuses to let his replacement clone, dubbed Mickey 8, take his place.
The highly anticipated novel is set to be released next month. It’s already getting rave reviews from those who were gifted advanced copies.
We don’t know how closely Bong will follow the events in the book. It’s likely he does a bit of his own thing with the source material.
It’ll be Bong’s first feature since Parasite, which became the highest-grossing South Korean film in history.
Can’t wait to hear more details on this latest project.