exclusive: Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning follow-up film parasite Sources told Deadline that sizeable ensembles are being acquired Toni Collette and Mark Ruffalo (whose deal is being finalized), and Naomi Edgejoining Robert Pattinson In Bong’s next feature Warner Bros. This untitled film is based on the novel Mickey 7 by Edward Ashton.
Bong will write, direct and produce for his production company Offscreen, along with Dooho Choi of Kate Street Picture Company and Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B, as part of the latter’s overall deal with Warner Bros.The film reunites Bong and Choi with Brad Pitt’s plan B following the 2017 film they successfully directed together Tamago.
The book was published in February by St. Martin of Macmillan Press. While the film will be inspired by the novel, sources say that Bong Joon-ho’s version may end up being different from the novel given his past experience with adaptations. The novel’s story follows Mickey 7, a death squad: a one-time employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the snowy world of Niflheim. Whenever there’s an overly dangerous mission — even suicide — the crew turns to Mickey for help. After an iteration dies, a new body is reborn with most of his memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal…and why it was the only colonial position vacant when he took over.
The following parasitic After sweeping Oscars for best director and best picture, Bong has been thinking about his next steps. In late 2021, he received a manuscript for Ashton’s unpublished book, which immediately piqued his interest. The Oscar winner had a loose attachment to the project late last year, meeting some of the town’s brightest stars ahead of the holidays, as every A-lister in their 30s is chasing the role. It wasn’t long before Bong and executives were so impressed with Pattinson that he was a perfect fit for the role and made an offer before the new year.
The project is Bong Joon-ho’s first since his Korean masterpiece in 2019 parasite It became popular all over the world, became a global cultural touchpoint, and broke global box office records. The genre-breaking film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and culminated in its historic night at the 92nd Academy Awards, becoming the first non-English language screenplay to win Oscars for Best Picture, Director and Original. , together with the International Feature Film Awards.Bong Joon Ho’s previous films also include Snowpiercer and Owner.
The Warner Bros. Pictures feature marks Bong’s second project with Warner Bros. Discovery, based on the parasite Currently in production on HBO, Bong and Choi are producing with Adam McKay and Kevin Messick. Vice President of Production Peter Dodd serves as CEO of Warner Bros. Pictures.
Ackie star has been soaring after her breakthrough role Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. After that big break, she was cast by Clive Davis to star in the Whitney Houston biopic i want to dance with someonewhich has already attracted early attention as an awards season contender.
Colette recently received critical acclaim for her role in the HBO Max limited series stairs. On the film front, she co-starred with Bradley Cooper in Searchlight’s Nightmare Alley.
Ruffalo recently appeared on Netflix hit Adam Project Contrary to Ryan Reynolds, he will also reprise his role as Bruce Banner in the Marvel movie Hulk: Lawyer. He’s still in the searchlight role poor thing Starring Emma Stone.
Ackie is represented by CAA, Hamilton Hodell, Range Media Partners and Peikoff Mahan Law Office. Colette is represented by CAA, Finley Management, United Management and Jackoway Law. Ruffalo is represented by Lighthouse Management & Media, UTA and Keith Klevan.