First Photos: Bong Joon-Ho’s “Okja”

“Snowpiercer” and “The Host” helmer Bong Joon-Ho returns soon with “Okja,” an original sci-fi drama feature for Netflix about a young girl who risks everything to prevent a multi-national from kidnapping her best friend who happens to be a massive animal.

The project is currently in the midst of production with photos from some location shooting this week going viral yesterday due to the unique costumes that two of the film’s stars, Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, were wearing on set as their characters.

In the wake of those photos going online, the streaming giant decided to release the first publicity still from the feature which is sadly a far less exciting shot of Swinton and Giancarlo Esposito in more demure outfits. Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Kelly Macdonald, and Steven Yeun also star in the film which will premiere next year.