Brad Pitt to produce monster movie Okja
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 November 2015
Brad Pitt's Plan B will co-produce new Korean monster movie 'Okja' which Netflix is backing financially
Brad Pitt is producing new Korean monster movie 'Okja'.
The 51-year-old actor's Plan B Entertainment company will co-produce the film, which is one of the first feature movies in Asia to be backed by Netflix, Variety reports.
Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Bill Nighy and Kelly MacDonald will star.
Bong Joon-ho - who made 'Snowpiercer' for a reported $40 million - will direct 'Okja' and revealed he is thrilled with his new backers.
He said: "It really is a fantastic opportunity for me as a film maker. For 'Okja', I needed a bigger budget than I had for 'Snowpiercer' and also complete creative freedom. Netflix offered me the two conditions that are difficult to have in hand simultaneously,"
"Also, Plan B Entertainment has also produced bold and daring films. I expect the adventurousness of Plan B to blend with 'Okja'."
The movie will start shooting in April 2016 with a planned 2017 release and Bong insisted the monster in the movie is not that scary.
He said: "It is a bulky animal, but with a mild and kind spirit. The film is about a warm friendship between a country girl and a brute with stories. To me, the crazy world surrounding Okja and the girl looks more like a monster. I want to depict the two characters' bizarre journey and adventure across the tough world in an original fashion."