Director of the Academy Award-winning film “Parasite,” Bong Joon Ho, is currently hard at work on his next major motion picture.
According to Deadline, the South Korean director has cast Steven Yeun, Robert Pattinson, Naomi Ackie, and other actors in his upcoming sci-fi thriller, which is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Joon Ho and Yeun collaborated on Netflix’s “Okja” five years prior to their reunion in the movie.
Apart from the narrative of Joon Ho’s next movie, which is based on Edward Ashton’s 2022 novel “Mickey7,” which tells the tale of an “expendable employee” who refuses to be replaced by a clone, there are currently no known details.
Given Joon Ho’s track record with book-to-film adaptations, his interpretation of the sci-fi novel might diverge greatly from the source material.
Joon Ho’s “Mickey7”-the inspired film is his first theatrical release in two years following the success of “Parasite” during the 2020 award season.
Along with Dooho Choi of Kate Street Pictures, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B, and Bong through his firm Offscreen, the future movie will also be produced by them. Warner Bros. representative Peter Dodd will be in charge.
The film is Bong’s first major motion picture since the dark comedy-thriller “Parasite,” which won the best picture at the Oscars and became the highest-grossing South Korean movie in history. In addition, “Snowpiercer,” “The Host,” and “Barking Dogs Never Bite” were all directed by him.
Jordan Peele’s undercover thriller “Nope,” which also stars Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer and hits theatres on July 22, will be Yeun’s next project. The actor, whose other well-known roles include those in “The Walking Dead” and “Burning,” can next be seen with Ali Wong in the Netflix comedy “Beef.” The news of Yeun’s casting was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.