Fans of director Bong Joon-ho would be pleased to know that the first glimpse of his upcoming movie, Mickey 17, is officially out. The ace director, who got South Korea an Oscar with his 2019 feature-film Parasite, has been generating a lot of buzz for his next film since it was announced, and now, the news of its release date being March 29 2024 has been revealed by its makers.

Additionally, Warner Bros. Pictures recently released the teaser of the sci-fi film, giving us a sneak peek into what to expect from the movie. Although not much is revealed, we know that it is a Robert Pattinson starrer.

Here are all the details about Bong Joon-Ho’s Mickey 17

The cast and crew

Apart from Pattinson, the star cast includes Steven Yeun, Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette and Mark Ruffalo. Intense and thrilling, the film is also written by Bong.

He is co-producing it under his banner Offscreen. Plan B Entertainment’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, along with Dooho Choi of Kate Street Pictures, are the other producers associated with the project.

Besides Parasite, Bong is also known for films like Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), The Host (2006), Snowpiercer (2013) and Okja (2017).

Bong Joon-ho Mickey 17
Image credit: Warner Bors. Pictures/Twitter

The plot

The movie is based on the book of the same name authored by Edward Ashton. The book was released in 2022 and is based on an expedition taken to colonise the ice world of Niflheim.

In the film, a man named Mickey 17 (Pattinson) plays a pivotal role and the plot centres around him and his mission. He plays with death and danger at every step and is considered dead in one instance.

However, Mickey 17 returns to the mission’s base only to find that a clone, Mickey 18, has already replaced him. And, the latter has most of Mickey 17’s memories preserved.

(Main and featured image credit: IMDb)

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Preeti Kulkarni

After completing her PG in New Media from the Asian College of Journalism, Preeti has worked in a daily and a magazine before finding her calling in digital journalism. A lover of single malts and an avid pop culture junkie, you can catch her at the movies on weekends or binge-watching the latest shows on OTT when she is not busy preparing her toddler for his Hogwarts letter.
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