Bong Joon-Ho, the visionary director behind Snowpiercer and Mother (and several other offbeat films from the Far East) has a new movie coming out called Okja. Which sounds incredibly strange. Add to that Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano, and things got even a little stranger.
Now add to these elements this first teaser trailer, which stars Swinton as the head of a fictional corporation, and the level of weirdness hits impressive new levels. Check this out:
So, there you have it. Tilda Swinton discussing pig night terrors set to the backdrop of a faceless corporation infomercial. We have reached peak weird, and I am here for it. Add this to the teaser we got back in February, and you probably get the idea…
Here is the brief synopsis, but the less you know about Okja going in the better:
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.
Mija is played by South Korean actress Seo-Hyun Ahn. Joining Swinton and Paul Dano on the English-Language side is none other than Giancarlo Esposito and Jaky Gyllenhaal playing a Doctor. No doubt a doctor not on the up and up.
Anyone familiar with Bong Joon-Ho’s work is probably not surprised by this Okja teaser. He is a master when it comes to blending warped surrealism with action and genuine tension under extreme circumstances. Okja will hit Netflix in the U.S. on June 28.