On the 19th (local time), foreign media Deadline said, "Director Bong Joon-ho will direct a science fiction (SF) film based on Edward Ashton's new novel 'Mickey 7', which is preparing to be published in the first half of this year. Robert Pattinson was chosen as the main character of the work, the exclusive report said.
Deadline then said, "Director Bong Joon-ho took almost two years to devise his next film after sweeping the Oscar with 'Parasite' (2019). Among them, the first next film has been outlined as a "Mickey 7" film. "The novel is scheduled to be published in the first quarter of 2022, and director Bong Joon-ho is inspired by the novel and directs it in a script adapted by himself. Therefore, some stories may be different from novels, he explained in detail.
Head coach Bong Joon-ho had announced his next plan early after the success of "Parasite." "We are preparing an English movie and two Korean movies," he said, and in the process, the English film was based on an undisclosed novel and officially designated a Korean animation on the theme of deep-sea creatures and humans as the next film.
The English movie based on an undisclosed novel is "Mickey 7." Deadline added, "After the Academy Awards, director Bong Joon-ho received the manuscript as a gift from Edward Ashton, and immediately showed interest."
The story of "Mickey 7" was also slightly revealed. "Mickey7" is about a consumable (replicated human) called Mickey 7, a disposable employee of a human expedition dispatched to colonize Niflheim, the ice world. Whenever there is a dangerous mission, the expedition finds Mickey, and after one task, Mickey 7 plays a new body with most of his memories intact. It depicts events and accidents that occur when Mickey 7 finds out about his fate.
And Robert Pattinson finally took over the position of the new main character of director Bong Joon-ho, which the world is paying attention to. After the story of director Bong Joon-ho's next film was told, all A-class stars in their 30s coveted the role, but it is rumored that director Bong Joon-ho and the film's executives were impressed after a meeting with Robert Pattinson. Robert Pattinson is a well-known actor not only in Hollywood but also in Korea as he was cast in the Twilight series, the recent Tenet, and the upcoming Batman in March.
"Mickey 7" will be the first movie to be newly signed after Robert Pattinson, Batman," Deadline said. "Wanna Brothers recently signed a contract to first review Robert Pattinson, showing its collaboration plan with him."
"Mickey 7" is being distributed by Warner Bros., co-produced by Choi Doo-ho, CEO of Kate Street Picture Company, director Bong Joon-ho, and Plan B, headed by Brad Pitt. Director Bong Joon-ho and Robert Pattinson are also affiliated with the Hollywood management company WME.
The world's film industry is expected to pay keen attention to the re-moving surprise meeting between global master Bong Joon-ho and Robert Pattinson, and what future-oriented SF genre films directed by Bong Joon-ho will produce.