Bong Joon-Ho is gearing up for another film, following his massively successful Parasite, and will turn to Robert Pattinson to star. The film is currently untitled but will be an adaptation of the upcoming novel Mickey7 from Edward Ashton.
As per Deadline, “The novel’s story follows, Mickey7, an Expendable: a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim. Whenever there’s a mission that’s too dangerous—even suicidal—the crew turns to Mickey. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal…and why it was the only colonial position unfilled when he took it.”
The film’s announcement comes two years after Bong Joon-Ho dominated the Oscars with his brilliant film Parasite. He won three Academy Awards that night, which helped launch him to the American public unlike ever before. Joon-Ho is also known for films like Okja, Snowpiercer, The Host, and the masterful Memories of Murder.
As the actor has signed a first-look deal with the studio, Robert Pattinson is fresh off The Batman, one of his many upcoming Warner Bros. projects. Pattinson was initially launched into the mainstream with Harry Potter and Twilight but has since moved to more indie and artful works. His upcoming DC film with Matt Reeves will mark his most high profile project in quite some time.