Bong Joon Ho’s new film starring Robert Pattinson is filming in England

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The Warner Bros. science fiction film. is based on the novel “Mickey7” by Edward Ashton and also stars Toni Collette, Mark Ruffalo and Naomi Ackie.

The Bong hive rises.

Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’ and ‘Snowpiercer’ director Bong Joon Ho’s latest foray into sci-fi, this time set as an ambitious studio project at Warner Bros., has now begun. filming at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in Watford, Hertfordshire in south east England. The news was first reported by KFTV.

The film stars Bong Joon Ho with Robert Pattinson, Steven Yeun, Toni Collette, Mark Ruffalo and Naomi Ackie, and is based on Edward Ashton’s novel “Mickey7”, published by Macmillan in February 2022. editor’s synopsis, Pattinson plays “an Expendable: a disposable employee of a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim.” Pattinson was last thrown into space by director Claire Denis for the A24 sci-fi film “High Life.”

The title has yet to be officially announced, and Steven Yeun just joined the cast in early July. Bong Joon Ho is writing the screenplay in collaboration with producers Dooho Choi, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.

Last year, Bong received the manuscript “Mickey7” and loosely attached himself to the project before stopping for the holidays, after which he met top talent, and suddenly the A-listers rushed for the role.

This upcoming feature marks Bong’s second deal with WarnerMedia, following the announcement of an HBO limited series based on “Parasite” with Bong executive producing with Adam McKay.

More from Macmillan on the synopsis:

Whenever there is a mission too dangerous, even suicidal, the crew turns to Mickey. After an iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of its memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his contract…and why it was the only vacant Colonial position when he took it.

During a fairly routine reconnaissance mission, Mickey7 disappears and is presumed dead. By the time he returns to the colony base, surprisingly aided by native life, Mickey7’s fate is sealed. There is a new clone, Mickey8, which reports for Expendable tasks. The idea of ​​duplicate consumables is universally hated, and if caught they will likely be thrown into the Protein Recycler.

Mickey7 must keep his double secret from the rest of the colony. Meanwhile, life on Niflheim gets worse. The atmosphere is unsuitable for humans, food is scarce, and terraforming is going badly. The native species are increasingly curious about their new neighbors, and this curiosity is very scared of Commander Marshall. Ultimately, the survival of both lifeforms will depend on Mickey7.

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