‘Okja’ Trailer: Bong Joon-ho’s Latest Film Looks Spectacular

Netfilx has released the first full-length trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or contender Okja, starring Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Devon Bostick, Byun Hee-bong, and Shirley Henderson.

The upcoming feature tracks the struggle to stop a multinational corporation from kidnapping the titular genetically modified creature.

Co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson, the film will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday and will debut on Netflix, and some select theaters, on June 28th. Check out the new trailer with tons of footage of the giant pig creature thing, which looks more like an over-sized hippo who’s somehow been crossed with a pug.

Bong Joon-ho’s Latest Film

The tune of the Mamas and the Papas’ “Dedicated to the One I Love” fits the film’s trailer perfectly.

Bong Joon-ho’s Latest Film

For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja – a massive animal and an even bigger friend – at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend.

With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.

Deftly blending genres, humor, poignancy and drama, Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) begins with the gentlest of premises-the bond between man and animal-and ultimately creates a distinct and layered vision of the world that addresses the animal inside us all.

Okja is a Plan B Entertainment, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company production in association with Netflix.