Mark Ruffalo (Zodiac, The Avengers), Naomi Ackie(Star Wars: Episode IX), and Toni Collette (Knives Out) too are reported to have joined the cast
South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho's upcoming Hollywood project is now underway. According to the latest reports, the untitled film has entered the pre-production stage at the Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, England, and will go on floors sometime during the summer. The film is an adaptation of Edward Ashton's science-fiction novel Mickey7 with Robert Pattinson playing the lead in his first collaboration with the Parasite director who also writes and produces the upcoming film.
Bong Joon-ho returns to filmmaking after a considerable gap of three years, having won both a Palme d'Or and an Oscar for the South Korean film Parasite. The upcoming Mickey7 film will be his third Hollywood project after Snowpiecer (starring Chris Evans) and the Netflix film Okja. Bong's acclaimed work also includes films like Memories of Murder, Mother, and The Host.
And to make things more exciting, Mark Ruffalo (Zodiac, The Avengers), Naomi Ackie(Star Wars: Episode IX), and Toni Collette (Knives Out) too are reported to have joined the cast. While nothing's disclosed yet as far as their respective roles are concerned, one can assert that there is an exciting film in-store.
Mickey7, the novel, follows the titular "expendable" human drone worker who is assumed dead while executing a dangerous task on the frozen world of Niflheim. In a universe where expendables are regenerated as clones with their memories completely intact, the emergence of Mickey8 (the clone) disrupts the system and triggers potential chaos. Edward Ashton's novel is said to have explored existential and identity-related themes albeit in fun and adventurous manner.