The director behind 2013's amazing post-apocalyptic epic Snowpiercer is putting together one hell of a cast for his next project.
According to The Wrap, Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star in Okja, the new movie from Korean director Bong Joon-ho. But Gyllenhaal isn't the only well-known actor to be attached to the movie. Tilda Swinton, who appeared in Bong's Snowpiercer, is already signed for Okja, while Paul Dano, Bill Nighy and Kelly Macdonald are also all in various stages of negotiations to join the picture.
Not much is known about Okja, except that it will be multi-lingual, like Snowpiercer, and will feature a Korean actress in the lead role. Best of all, it's a monster movie, and considering that Bong also made the excellent 2006 monster film The Host, that's great news indeed.
Okja is expected to go into production in early 2016, with shooting to take place in both South Korea and New York City. Nothing else is known yet about the plot or characters.
The Host and Snowpiercer were both terrific movies, and the latter marked the first time that Bong worked with English-speaking actors. He landed Swinton, Chris Evans (in possibly a career-best performance), Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris, Alison Pill and John Hurt for that one, and is clearly going for an international feel for Okja as well.
We'll be keeping an eye on this project for sure. Have you seen either The Host or Snowpiercer? What did you think?