One of the most thrilling blockbusters of the summer is arriving this month, but unlike most other tentpoles this summer, many won’t get a chance to see it on the big screen. As South Korea’s largest cinema chain mounts a boycott of Bong Joon-ho‘s Okja due to its global Netflix day-and-date launch, those in the United States will thankfully have a few chances to see it on the big screen. Along with a theatrical release in Los Angeles, the globe-trotting creature feature will hit the big screen at New York City’s Film Society of Lincoln Center starting June 28. As for any cities in between those, we’ll have to wait and see if any additional theaters pick it up.
In the meantime, we have a new feaurette introducing Seo-Hyun Ahn as Mija as well as a batch of posters. One of our Cannes favorites, we said in our review, “A dystopian story about a genetically engineered beast with overt anti-capitalist connotations, Bong Joon-ho’s Okja represents a synthesis and an upgrade – in scale as well as quality – of the director’s previous outings The Host and Snowpiercer, confirming him as one of the finest contemporary craftsmen of intelligent, ambitious blockbusters.”
Check out the featurette and posters below:
Okja opens at Film Society of Lincoln Center and arrives on Netflix on June 28.