Despite bringing shamefully few horror gems to their streaming service next month, Netflix is becoming a producer of consistently high quality and terrifying horror. From shows like Stranger Things and Crazyhead to movies like I Am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House and Clinical, the entertainment hub may soon be better known for the content it produces than what it merely acquires.
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We’re just getting our first look at the next original horror movie coming to Netflix: Okja is helmed by Snowpiercer director Bong Joon Ho and stars Tilda Swinton (who featured prominently in Snowpiercer) Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, and The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun. Not much is known about this mysterious film, but Joon Ho talked about his vision recently with THR:
“I want to show the beauty that can exist between man and animal, and also the horror between them,” the South Korean director previously said about his first project with Netflix studios.
Check out the trailer and synopsis for Okja below, and look for it to hit Netflix sometime this summer.
Official Synopsis: A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja. Shooting locations for the film include South Korea, Canada and the U.S., and is in English and Korean.