Watch This! Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Okja’ coming to Netflix

Tilda Swinton and Giancarlo Esposito star in Bong Joon-Ho's new film

Okja, Bong Joon-Ho’s follow-up to Snowpiercer, will debut globally on Netflix in June, with limited theatrical release in the U.S. the same day it debuts on Netflix.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins. Paul Dano, and Tilda Swinton star in the science fiction thriller about a young girl (Seohyun An) who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi­national company from kidnapping her best friend—a massive animal named Okja. Bong co-wrote the film with Jon Ronson and Brad Pitt co-produces through his company Plan B Entertainment.

Netflix released its first teaser of the film.

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About Sean Axmaker

Sean Axmaker is a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, The Seattle Weekly, Keyframe, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View ( He was a film critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for nine years and a longtime home video columnist for IMDb and MSN Movies, and his work has appeared in Indiewire,, The Stranger, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, Filmfax, Psychotronic Video, and "The Scarecrow Video Guide." You can find links to all of this and more on his shamelessly self-promoting blog at

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