The Oscar-winning Parasite director Bong Joon Ho is in talks to direct the next sci-fi film based on Edward Ashton’s upcoming novel Mickey7 for Warner Bros, with Twilight star Robert Pattinson in talks to star.
The South Korean Director Bong Joon Ho and English Actor Robert Pattinson Teaming for Warner Bros Sci-Fi Film
Director Bong Joon Ho is a South Korean director who made award history. Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite movie in 2019 became the highest-grossing South Korean film in history. It also swept the Oscar for best director, best picture, and best original screenplay in 2020. In addition, the black comedy thriller became the first non-English language movie to win the best picture at the Oscars.
Parasite was directed by Bong Joon-ho and penned by Han Jin-won. The story is about a poor family who disguises themselves as unrelated and highly qualified individuals when employed by a wealthy family.
After almost two years of winning the Oscar with Parasite movie, director Bong Joon Ho has found his next film. As reported by the news media outlet, Deadline, the South Korean director Bong Joon Ho is in talks to script and direct the untitled sci-fi film for Warner Bros, which will be adapted from the forthcoming novel, Mickey7, written by Edward Ashton.
Director Bong Joon Ho will produce the next film via Offscreen, Dooho Choi of Kate Street Pictures, Jeremy Kleiner and Dede Gardner of Plan B, and Peter Dodd will oversee on behalf of the studio.
Bong Joon Ho’s Next Film is Based on “Mickey7” by Edward Ashton
St. Martin Press, an imprint of Macmillan, will publish the upcoming novel Mickey7 in February 2022. According to the book’s publisher, Edward Ashton’s high concept science fiction thriller, Mickey7, is best described as Andy Wier’s The Martian meets Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter.
The story follows an “expendable” employee, Mickey7. He is a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim. Mickey7 is sent to the most dangerous jobs. When one iteration dies, a new body is rebuilt, with most of his memories intact. One day, Mickey7 goes missing and is presumed dead. But when he returns to the mission’s base, he finds a clone, Mickey8, has taken his place. He then refuses his clone to take over his position.
Here are two early reviews of Mickey7.
“Ashton keeps it all grounded via a protagonist who experiences the wonders of interstellar travel and alien contact while literally having the worst job in the universe. The result is alternately amusing, intriguing and horrifying, with each chapter seeming to engage a different part of your brain.”Jason Pargin, New York Times Bestselling author.
“Ashton’s novel begins as farce and ends as something considerably deeper; as an Expendable, Mickey7 is able to ask what makes someone human or who has the right to destroy a place in order to occupy it. Highly recommended for readers of colonization SF.”Library Journal, starred.
Robert Pattinson is in Talks for Warner Bros’ Next Sci-Fi Film
Actor Robert Pattinson is one of the famous actors with the highest-paid. He started his film career in an all-time fantasy film Harry Potter as Cedric Diggory.
Since then, Pattinson has been starring in many famous movies like The Twilight Saga, Cosmopolis, The Lighthouse, Tenet, and more. In addition, the English actor will appear as the Caped Crusader in the highly expected “The Batman,” which will premiere on March 4, 2022. Currently, Robert Pattinson is in talks to star in the upcoming sci-fi movie for Warner Bros.
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