Date: 24th May 2022
Toni Collette and Mark Ruffalo are in negotiations to join the cast of the next film from "Parasite" director Bong Joon-Ho that’s set at Warner Bros.
Robert Pattinson will star in "Mickey7," the Bong Joon-ho's highly-anticipated follow-up to the acclaimed satirical dramatic thriller, "Parasite." The project is a science-fiction film based on Edward Ashton's upcoming sci-fi novel of the same name. Naomi Ackie also recently joined the cast.
Bong will write, direct and produce for his production company Offscreen, alongside Kate Street Picture Company’s Dooho Choi and Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, as part of the latter’s overall deal with Warner Bros. The film reteams Bong and Choi with Brad Pitt’s Plan B following their successful collaboration on the director’s 2017 film Okja.
"Mickey7: A Novel" debuted back in February to critical acclaim. The film will be inspired by the novel, but given Bong Joon-ho's track record of adapting stories, it's safe to assume he'll be injecting his own creativity into the script. The novel follows an "Expendable" named Mickey7, an employee classified as disposable. He's sent on a human expedition to colonize an ice world called Niflheim, believed to be a suicide mission. This is nothing new for Mickey7, who has died six times already and managed to regenerate with most of his memories. When Mickey7 goes missing and is presumed dead, he's regenerated once more. There's only one problem — Mickey7 isn't dead. Now, there are two Mikey7's and both of them are at risk of being turned into protein if they're discovered.
Source: Press Release