Following her across continents, the coming-of-age comedy drama sees Mija's horizons expand in a way one never would want for one's children, coming up against the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalization, eco-terrorism, and humanity's obsession with image, brand and self-promotion.

OkjaTilda Swinton stars in 'Okja'

An intriguing teaser trailer has just been launched for the upcoming Netflix Original Film 'Okja' starring Tilda Swinton. It's a unique adventure drama exploring the sacred and unbreakable bond between human beings and animals, and is set to arrive on our screens this summer.

The film sees a young girl named Mija who befriends an enormous animal named Okja in the Korean jungle. It's a creature that has never been seen before, but once it is discovered by a major international organisation, it is all Mija can do to stop them taking Okja from her for there own nefarious means. She travels continents in a bid to save her best friend, as she uncovers the brutal truth behind the destructive nature of science from genetically modified food to globalization and consumerism.

'I took nature and science and I synthesized', says Tilda Swinton's character Nancy Mirando in the trailer. While her role in this movie remains ambigious, Tilda is also expected to star in the forthcoming 'Suspiria' remake, Afghanistan war comedy 'War Machine' and the new Wes Anderson animation 'Isle of Dogs'.

'Okja' has been directed and co-written by the award-winning South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho ('Snowpiercer', 'Mother', 'The Host'), who has previously described the 'unique' creature as 'a very shy and introverted animal'. He wrote the script alongside Jon Ronson ('Frank').

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Alongside Tilda Swinton, the movie stars Giancarlo Esposito as Frank Dawson and Lily Collins as a woman called Red, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Kelly Macdonald and Shirley Henderson among the other actors.

'Okja' is set to arrive on Netflix on June 28th 2017.