Posted Thu Apr 28, 2016 at 01:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The adventure film is coming to the streaming platform next year.
Netflix has announced the beginning of principal photography for its latest original movie, 'Okja.' The film is being directed by Bong Joon Ho ('Snowpiercer,' 'The Host,' 'Mother') and is set to premiere globally on Netflix in 2017 along with a limited day and date theatrical release in the US.
"With Okja I want to show the beauty that can exist between man and animal, and also the horror between them," said Director Bong.
'Okja' was written by Bong and Jon Ronson (Frank) and follows Mija, a young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named 'Okja'. Mija will be played by Seohyun An.
The movie also stars Tilda Swinton ('Hail, Caesar!,' 'Moonrise Kingdom'), Jake Gyllenhaal ('Nightcrawler,' 'Everest'), Paul Dano ('Love & Mercy,' '12 Years a Slave'), Devon Bostick ('The 100'), Lily Collins ('To The Bone'), Byun Heebong ('The Host'), Shirley Henderson ('Anna Karenina'), Daniel Henshall ('The Babadook'), Yoon Je Moon ('Mother'), Choi Wooshik ('Set Me Free') and Steven Yeun ('The Walking Dead'). Producers include Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Lewis Taewan Kim, Dooho Choi, Woo-sik Seo and Bong Joon Ho. The film is being shot in South Korea, Canada and the US in English and Korean.
Other upcoming Netflix premieres include 'Special Correspondents' on April 29, 'Marseille' on May 5, the second season of 'Grace and Frankie' on May 6, 'Chelsea' on May 11, season two of 'Chef's Table' on May 27, 'Bloodline' season two on May 27, 'The Do-Over' on May 27, 'Voltron: Legendary Defender' on June 10, 'The Fundamentals of Caring' on June 24, 'Marco Polo' season two on July 1, the documentary 'Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru' on July 15, 'Project Mc2' season two on August 12, and 'The Crown' on November 4.
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