Robert Pattinson Joins Walking Dead Star Steven Yeun in Parasite Director Bong Joon-ho’s Next Movie
Robert Pattinson will be joined by The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun in an upcoming film from Parasite director Bong Joon-ho.
The South Korean filmmaker previously worked with Steven on his Netflix film Okja, which featured stars from Hollywood and the South Korean film industry.
Now, a report in Deadline says Steven has joined the cast of director Mickey7’s upcoming film, which also stars Toni Collette and Marc Ruffalo.
Coming soon: Robert Pattinson will be joined by Steven Yeun, who is pictured on The Walking Dead, in an upcoming film from Parasite director Bong Joon-ho
Mickey7 is based on an Edward Ashton novel of the same name that the filmmaker previously opted in to before its release in February.
Robert was cast as the main character, who in the novel is a clone capable of regenerating his body each time he is killed.
The novel is set on an alien ice-covered planet that has been colonized by a human regime that Mickey7 serves, according to the novel’s editors Macmillan.
Reunion: The South Korean filmmaker previously worked with Steven on his Netflix film Okja, in which he is pictured with Paul Dano (left)
Heartthrob: Robert was cast as the main character, who in the novel is a clone capable of regenerating his body each time he is killed
Due to his regenerative ability, Mickey7 is sent on the deadliest missions – and, as his name suggests, he is now in his seventh life.
At one point, however, he disappears for a long time, and when he manages to return to the human settlement, a Mickey8 clone has been created.
Humans resent the idea of two Mickeys at once, so Mickey7 must now prevent either himself or Mickey8 from being exterminated.
Throwback: Mickey7 will be the filmmaker’s first directing venture after Parasite (pictured), a dark class satire that became the first foreign-language film to win the Best Picture Oscar
Bong Joon-ho’s film adaptation of the novel will also star Naomi Ackie, who was in the British series The End Of The F***ing World.
Mickey7 will be the filmmaker’s first directing venture after Parasite, a dark class satire that became the first foreign-language film to win the Best Picture Oscar.
Joon-ho became only the second person to win best director for a foreign language film that night, after Alfonso Cuaron the previous year for Mexican film Roma.
Triumph: Joon-ho that night became only the second person to win Best Director for a Foreign Language Film; he is pictured holding up his trophy at the Oscars