I love the flood of original content that’s been coming to Netflix. I’ve said it a bunch of times over the last week or so but hot damn is it ever awesome. In a time when Hollywood is less willing to take a risk on an original idea to put in theaters, we see Netflix snatching up those properties and releasing them on the streaming service for the masses. It’s refreshing that we get to see fresh content that’s literally at our fingertips.

Snowpiercer was a huge movie in 2013. It did better than anyone probably thought it would both financially and critically. It’s a fantastic freaking film and the next film from the director of it, Bong Joon Ho, has a new project up his sleeve called Okja starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins and newcomer Seo Hyun An.

The synopsis provided by Netflix is this: From visionary filmmaker Bong Joon Ho, the creative mind behind the worldwide sensation Snowpiercer, comes the new global adventure Okja. The film follows the epic journey of Mija, a young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named ‘Okja’.

Okja will be available to stream on Netflix on June 28.

Stephanie Cooke
Stephanie is a Toronto based writer and editor. She's a comic book fan, avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, and sarcasm. She is a purveyor of too many projects and has done work for Talking Comics, JoBlo.com, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, and more. Her writing credits include "Home Sweet Huck" (Mark Millar's Millarworld Annual 2017), "Lungarella (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, 2016), "Behind Enemy Linens" (BLOCKED Anthology, 2017), "Home and Country" (Toronto Comics Anthology, 2017) and more to come. You can read more about her shenanigans over on her <a href="http://www.stephaniecooke.ca">personal web site</a>.

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