Five years after the Netflix sci-fi Okja, Steven Yeun and Bong Joon-ho are reuniting for the director’s next feature at Warner Bros, a still-untitled film based on the Edward Ashton novel Mickey7.

In Bong’s first feature since the 2019 Oscar-sweeping Parasite, Deadline reports that Yeun joins the previously-cast Robert Pattinson, Naomi Ackie, Mark Ruffalo, and Toni Collette. Bong writes, directs, and produces the film, also reteaming with Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company.

The novel on which Bong’s film will be based follows Mickey7, who is an Expendable: a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonise the ice world of Niflheim. Whenever there’s a mission that’s too dangerous – suicidal, even – the crew entrust it to Mickey. Each time 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.

Steven Yeun recently starred in the Best Picture-nominated film Minari, a performance which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Yeun will next be seen opposite Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer in Jordan Peele’s science fiction horror Nope, which releases later this month on July 22nd.

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