Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Produced by
  • Dooho Choi
  • Lewis Taewan Kim
Written by
Cinematography Darius Khondji
Distributed by Netflix
  • South Korea
  • United States
Language English
Budget $50 million

Okja is an upcoming South Korean-American action-adventure movie directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson. The film stars Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Devon Bostick, Byun Hee-bong, and Shirley Henderson.


A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend — a massive animal named Okja.



Bong Joon-ho's next movie will be the multilingual monster movie Okja, which is expected to feature a Korean female lead and a cast of English-speaking supporting actors, whose scenes will be set in New York. [1] On November 10, 2015 it was picked up by Netflix and Plan B Entertainment with a budget of $50 million with a production start in late 2016 for release in 2017.[2] Darius Khondji joined the film as cinematographer in February 2016.[3] In March 2016 it was announced that Lily Collins had joined the cast in one of the lead roles.[4]

Principal photography began on April 22, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea.[5][6] It moved to Vancouver, Canada for more filming on July 31, 2016.[7]


  1. Trumbore, Dave (November 5, 2015). "'Okja': Bong Joon-ho's Monster Movie Adds Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, and Bill Nighy". Collider. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  2. Trumbore, Dave (November 10, 2015). "Netflix Backs Bong Joon-ho's 'Okja' with $50 Million". Collider. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  3. "Bong Joon-ho, Netflix and Darius Khondji join forces for Okja". Asian Movie Pulse. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  4. "Lily Collins joins Jake Gyllenhaal & Tilda Swinton in Bong Joon-ho's Okja". www.joblo.com. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  5. Evry, Max (April 22, 2016). "Okja Begins Filming with Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  6. "Bong Joon Ho's Okja Starts Filming with Tilda Swinton". Collider. Retrieved 2016-04-26.
  7. http://collider.com/the-predator-filming-dates/

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