Watch Netflix's first look at Joon Ho Bong's new monster movie 'Okja'

Watch Netflix's first look at Joon Ho Bong's new monster movie 'Okja'
Watch Netflix's first look at Joon Ho Bong's new monster movie 'Okja'

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By Jerico Mandybur2017-03-01 02:30:54 UTC

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Tilda Swinton's line "I took nature and science, and synthesised," is simple enough, but in the first teaser to director Joon Ho Bong's upcoming Netflix film, Okja, it carries a lot of meaning. 

The follow up to Snowpiercer, Bong's new movie explores the liminal state between animal and man. 

The film co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano and Lily Collins. It's central character, however, is Mija — a young girl who seeks to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her friend.

Her friend happens to be a massive "synthenised" beast called named Okja, that kind of looks like a pig-ish, elephant-skinned creature with very human eyes. 

Described as a "comedy drama," the film crosses continents and explores dystopian themes of genetically modified food, humanity's obsession with branding and self-promotion (see the villainous shots of Swinton staring into the mirror and leading a huge press conference), globalisation and eco-terrorism. 

As with pretty much everything Bong touches (The Host, anyone?), it's likely to be legendary. Okja will be released globally June 28.

Topics: Entertainment, Movies, joon-ho-bong, netflix, okja, tilda swinton, trailers

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