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Director Bong Joon Ho New Movie: Parasite Filmmaker Starts Mickey7 Production

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Parasite director Bong Joon Ho will offer a new film soon.

Bong Joon Ho rose to fame even more after working in the South Korean film industry in the past years when he released Parasite. The movie helped him earn three Academy Awards and appeared in several award ceremonies, including Palme d'Or, and SAG Awards, among others.

After his record-breaking stint in the hit film, the filmmaker is gearing up to release a new project soon.

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Bong Joon Ho Prepares New Sci-Fi Film, Mickey7

The Korea Herald confirmed that the Korean director officially started filming the sci-fi film with the working title Mickey7.

Bong Joon Ho started working on it at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK. He set a new record as the place is where popular movies like Harry Potter, Mission Impossible, and Kingsman were filmed.

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Mickey7 will feature Robert Pattinson as the main protagonist and Steven Yeun. Bong Joon Ho previously worked with the latter in his Okja film.

Steven Yeun also became part of the hit Korean-American immigration film Minari. Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette, and Mark Ruffalo will also appear in the new film.

Mickey7 serves as Bong Joon Ho’s third English-language film after Snowpiercer and Okja.

Mickey7 Details

Bong Joon Ho’s upcoming masterpiece is an adaptation of Edward Ashton's upcoming novel, Mickey7. St. Martin Press, the book's publisher, called the book The Martian meets Dark Matter. The novel explores the story of an expendable who is sent to colonize Niflheim.

Jason Pargin offered his honest review of the book, calling it something with a unique blend of "thought-provoking sci-fi concepts, farcical relationship drama and exotic body humor."

"Edward Ashton keeps it all grounded via a protagonist who experiences the wonders of interstellar travel and alien contact while literally having the worst job in the universe," he wrote. "The result is alternately amusing, intriguing and horrifying, with each chapter seeming to engage a different part of your brain."

The news outlet disclosed that the director is scheduled to finish recording it this year, with the film officially arriving at the end of 2023 or 2024.

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