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Tilda Swinton creates a monster in the first teaser for Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja

Tilda Swinton gave one of her most outlandish—and that’s saying something—performances to date in Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer. Well, now she’s back in Okja, the latest film from the director, to unleash another distinctive character on the world. In the first trailer for the Netflix project, her character explains, “I took nature and science and I synthesized.” Cut to a girl, Mija (Seo-Hyun Ahn), who calls out to, and finds, a beast with kindly eyes and leathery skin. Ultimately, this looks a little like Bong does Spielberg, but surely it’s weirder than we could even possibly expect. After all, the official summary explains that Mija will face “the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalization, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion.” Okja was co-written by Bong and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’s Jon Ronson and is due on Netflix June 28.


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