New trailer gives a glimpse of the gentle, giant ‘Okja’ (VIDEO)
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LOS ANGELES, May 19 — Netflix has released a new trailer for director Bong Joon-ho’s upcoming fantasy film Okja that gives us a better look at the titular creature that everyone is trying to find in the film.
The film, from the acclaimed director behind worldwide sensation Snowpiercer, follows the journey of a young girl named Mija who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend: A massive animal named Okja.
It stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins and newcomer Seo Hyun An.
The synopsis of the film reads: “From visionary director Joon-ho, this grand global adventure follows a friendship too big to ignore. Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend — a massive animal named Okja. Following her across continents, the coming-of-age comedy drama sees Mija’s horizons expand in a way one never would want for one’s children, coming up against the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalisation, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion.”
Okja is set for release on June 28.