When Netflix acquired “Snowpiercer” and “The Host” director Bong Joon-ho’s $50 million new feature “Okja,” there was a lot of positive reaction about the film being picked up in many circles.
One group showing hesitation though were cinephiles who understandably want to see the film on the big screen – not at home streaming. Well, good news for them today as Netflix has confirmed the film is set to receive limited day-and-date theatrical releases in South Korea and the United States.
Next Entertainment World will handle Korea’s run of the film, further details on the U.S. run are unavailable at this time. The film sees a Korean girl (An Seo Hyun) risk everything to prevent a multinational company from kidnapping her best friend, a beast called Okja.
Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Steve Yeun and Paul Dano co-star in the film which will premiere on Netflix in June in over 190 countries.