Bong Joon Ho, Robert Pattinson teaming for sci-fi movie

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New Delhi Updated: Jan 20, 2022, 06:10 PM(IST)

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Oscar-winning director Bong Joo-ho has announced his new film; a sci-fi which will star Robert Pattinson in the lead and produced by Warner Bros.

Oscar-winning director Bong Joo-ho has announced his new film; a sci-fi which will star Robert Pattinson in the lead and produced by Warner Bros.

The filmmaker will write and direct a yet-untitled film, with Pattinson in talks to star, states report. 

The project will be based on 'Mickey7', a forthcoming novel by author Edward Ashton.

'Mickey7' is described as Andy Wier's The Martian meets Blake Crouch's, Dark Matter. It centres on Mickey7, a man on an expedition to colonize the ice world Niflheim.

This expendable employee takes jobs too risky for anyone else, and when he dies, he regenerates as a clone with most of his memories intact.

When Mickey7 is presumed dead, he returns to the mission's base only to see that a new clone, Mickey8, has taken his place. The book will be published in the first quarter of this year by St. Martin, an imprint of Macmillan.

Bong will produce via his Offscreen with Dooho Choi for Kate Street Picture Company and Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Plan B, which produced his Netflix film, 'Okja'. Peter Dodd will oversee the studio.

Pattinson will next appear in theatres in March with the anticipated 'The Batman', also for Warner Bros.

This will be Joon-ho's first film since 'Parasite' which was released in 2019 and won almost all international awards in early 2020. 


 

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