Brad Pitt And Netflix Help Snowpiercer's Bong Joon-ho To Conjure Okja

bong_joon_hoAccording to Indiewire Brad Pitt's Plan B production company and Netflix will co-produce and fund Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho's next film Okja.

The project is described as a monster movie, but little else is known. Previously, the director said the film is about "a warm friendship between a country girl and a brute with stories" and a monster with a kind spirit. Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Bill Nighy and Kelly MacDonald are all set to star.

"For Okja, I needed a bigger budget than I had for Snowpiercer and also complete creative freedom," the director said in a statement, noting the fantastic opportunity given to him. "Netflix offered me the two conditions that are difficult to have in hand simultaneously."

Production is set to begin in April with an early 2017 release planned.