Netflix Debuts Official Trailer for Visionary Director Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Okja’

Writer-director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer) would prefer we don’t call his new movie, Okja, a “monster movie” since he says the titular creature is really “a very shy and introverted animal.  It’s a unique animal that we’ve not seen before.”  The movie follows a young girl working to prevent a multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend: a massive animal named “Okja.”

Okja is one of this summer’s most anticipated films and now we have our first look at an official trailer.

You won’t find it in theaters.  It premieres on Netflix exclusively on June 28th.  The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton and An Seo Hyun.  Shot in Vancouver last summer, the movie also stars Giancarlo Esposito, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun and Lily Collins.

An Seo Hyun plays Mija, caretaker and constant companion to Okja:

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Mirando Corporation employee, TV personality and zoologist Dr. Johnny Wilcox:

Tilda Swinton plays evil CEO Lucy Mirando, who’s in the midst of a rebranding campaign:

From visionary Director Bong 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, globalization, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion.

Okja will premiere exclusively on Netflix on June 28.