Warner Bros. Pictures has released a teaser trailer for Bong Joon Ho’s next movie “Mickey 17,” starring Robert Pattinson. Other cast members currently include Steven Yeun, Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette, and Mark Ruffalo.
Ho will also be writing and producing the film under his company Offscreen. “Mickey 17” is based on the Edward Ashton novel “Mickey7,” which was published in February 2022. The book tells the story of Mickey7, who is an Expendable, a disposable employee. He accepts a position to go on a human expedition to colonize the ice world Niflheim. Whenever there is a mission that is considered too dangerous or downright suicidal, Mickey7 is sent. When one version dies it is simply replaced by a new one that retains most of their memories.
After six deaths, Mickey7 is sent out on a routine mission where he becomes lost and is presumed dead. By the time he makes it back to the base, he has already been replaced by Mickey8. This is an issue because in this universe the idea of duplicate Expendables is despised. If found they will most likely be thrown into the recycler for protein. So now Mikey7 must hide his new clone on top of trying to help terraform an ice planet. There is currently no word on plot details or how closely Ho will be sticking to the source material. But the title does kind of hint that Mikey may be a 17th-generation Expendable.
“Mickey 17” will be the director’s first film following “Parasite,” which became the highest-grossing South Korean film in history. It also had the distinction of being the first non-English language movie to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Out of its six total nominations, “Parasite” took home Oscars for original screenplay, director, and international feature.
“Mickey 17” is slated for release on March 29th, 2024. Check out the teaser trailer below: