arts • 03 Jul, 2017
Tilda Swinton And Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Okja’ Finally Lands
The actress adds another critically-acclaimed role for Netflix
Tilda Swinton’s return as a hysterical CEO in highly-anticipated film ‘Okja’ has finally landed. And it’s been as critically praised as we anticipated when we announced the Netflix Original release back in March.
With ‘Okja’ Swinton adds another iconic role to her list as teutonic terror Lucy Mirando in Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s first English-language outing. Swinton is the new head of the infamous Mirando Corporation who aims to reinvent the meat industry by rearing ‘super pigs’ — animals sent out to be reared around the globe. “Our super pigs will not only be big and beautiful, they will also leave a minimal footprint on the environment, consume less feed, and produce less excretions,” Swinton’s character declares in the ‘Okja’ trailer before adding, “and most importantly, they need to taste f*cking good!”
Naturally one owner’s daughter gets attached to ‘Okja’, her impossibly cute super pig. And so Mija, played by Anh Seo-huyn (who you might recall from TV series ‘The Housemaid’ and ‘Single Minded Dandelion’) faces down the Mirando Corporation to keep her best friend safe.
Backed by Jake Gyllenhaal as equally-over-the-top media personality Dr Johnny Wilcox and Paul Dano as Mija’s Animal Liberation Front ally, Jay, and with a twisted script co-written by Jon Ronson who also wrote ‘The Men Who Stare At Goats’, ‘Okja’ is out this week on Netflix.
You can watch the trailer below.
Words by David Kaye