Netflix’s Okja Gets a Video Teaser About…Super Pigs

Netflix’s upcoming monster adventure film has released an interesting teaser in the form of a company outreach that explains the “Super Pig Project”. The idea is to create the perfect genetically engineered pig that, I’m guessing, will then be cloned so as to provide sustenance for the world. A bit grim but also rather economical, in a strange way. You can see the video plus a “company letter” below.

Okja is produced by Plan B, Lewis Pictures, and Kate Street Picture Company and stars An Seo Hyun, Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer, Doctor Strange, Hail, Caesar!, Moonrise Kingdom), Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Nightcrawler, Everest), and Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave). Co-starring are Devon Bostick (Survival of the Dead, “The 100”), Lily Collins (To the Bone), Byun Heebong (The Host), Shirley Henderson (Anna Karenina), Daniel Henshall (The Babadook), Yoon Je Moon (Mother), Choi Wooshik (Set Me Free), and Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead”).

Okja was filmed in South Korea, Canada, and the US in English and Korean. It comes to Netflix on June 28th.

For 10 idyllic years, young Mija 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 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.



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