Award-winning director Bong Joon Ho is gearing up for his next film and might team up with Hollywood actor Robert Pattinson.
Robert Pattinson Might Star in Bong Joon Ho’s New Film Based on Edward Ashton’s Novel ‘Mickey7’
A Korean media outlet reported on January 20 that Robert Pattinson is currently in talks to lead Bong Joon Ho’s upcoming sci-fi film.
Though there is no confirmed title yet for the movie, multiple reports announced that the Oscar-winning actor would write and direct the film based on Edward Ashton’s forthcoming novel “Mickey7” for Warners Bros.
“Mickey7” depicts the story of a clone named Mickey7, who is dispatched on a mission to colonize the ice world, Niflheim. In addition to the report, Bong Joon Ho received an unpublished copy from the author and was interested in it. There’s also a rumor that the director and his production team had a meeting with the “Twilight” actor after reading the novel “Mickey7.” Hence, there’s no confirmed date yet when the movie production will start.
The novel is scheduled to be published in February 2022 in the United States. Since the film will be an adaptation of Edward Ashton’s novel, it has been said that based on Bong Joon Ho’s experiences in work, his version will be different from the original story and might put an interesting twist in it.
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The new film marks Bong Joon Ho’s second project with WarnerMedia following an HBO limited series based on his masterpiece “Parasite.” The director is also said to produce the movie through his company Offscreen alongside Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B and Dooho Choi of Kate Street Pictures.
“Mickey7” movie adaptation will be Bong Joon Ho’s first-ever film after “Parasite,” which became the first non-English language movie to win the best picture at the Oscars and the highest-grossing South Korean film in history.
Where Are the ‘Parasite’ Actors Now
Meanwhile, Korean actors who starred in “Parasite” are now dominating the Korean industry with their dramas and movies. Choi Woo Sik currently stars in the romance series “Our Beloved Summer” and his new movie “The Policeman’s Lineage” was just released on January 5 in cinemas.
Park So Dam’s first-action movie “Special Delivery” already met the viewers last January 12 and gained recognition in other foreign countries. Jang Hye Jin just finished her drama “The Red Sleeve Cuff” while Song Kang Ho is booked to star in multiple movies, namely “Broker,” “Emergency Declaration,” and “Spider’s House.”
Lee Sun Kyun recently finished his series “Dr.Brain” and is expected to star in two films, “Kingmaker” and “Land of Happiness.” Cho Yeo Jeong, on the other hand, concluded her drama “High Class” last November 2021.
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Written by Shai Collins.