July 20, 2016 11:01
A teaser image of Bong Joon-ho's upcoming film "Okja" was released by U.S. video-streaming provider Netflix on Tuesday. The image features Tilda Swinton and Giancarlo Esposito on location in New York.
Netflix is investing US$50 million into the Korean director's film, which is being co-produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment.
The film follows a story of a little girl named Mija, who risks everything to prevent a multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend named Okja -- a massive, genetically modified pig.
Most details are unknown, but Tilda Swinton is reportedly playing a double role in the film, which also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano and Lily Collins.
"Okja is massive but kind and docile," Bong said in an interview. "Okja and Mija's fantastic, adventurous journey breaking through the monstrous world will fascinate viewers."
The film will be released in 2017 on Netflix and also in a limited theatrical run in the U.S.
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