Robert Pattinson and Bong Joon Ho are two names you most likely didn’t anticipate to see in the identical sentence collectively, not to mention the identical movie. The teaser trailer for his or her first movie collectively, Mickey 17, arrived at this time, and may the pair’s previous work communicate for itself, then we’re in for the sci-fi occasion of a era.
When it comes to info, the trailer delivers the naked bones, providing up nothing however a shirtless Pattinson mendacity face-up in a futuristic machine resembling an MRI chamber. Because the digital camera turns over on itself we slowly zoom in on Pattinson’s eyes till they shoot open on the final minute and we see the phrase Mickey 17 splash throughout the display.
The film relies on the comparatively new novel Mickey7 by Edward Ashton. Within the novel, Mickey is an Expendable, a disposable human worker whose mission it’s to assist colonize the ice planet Niflheim. Given the harmful nature of his line of labor, Mickey’s reminiscences are backed up and restored to a clone physique within the unlikely (or probably) occasion that he dies. Within the novel, Mickey is on his seventh iteration. After being declared lifeless on a mission he did not return from, Mickey fights his method again to the colony’s base solely to find that the eighth iteration of himself has already been activated, however Mickey refuses to let the clone take his place. The 2 Mickeys determine to work collectively to maintain this secret hidden, for if individuals discovered, they’d be killed and tossed into the recycler immediately.
Based mostly on the premise alone, it seems that the film adaptation of Pattinson’s Mickey would be the seventeenth iteration of the Expendable, not the seventh, which signifies some extreme alterations to the supply materials. Then once more, maybe the one distinction is the variety of instances the character tried and did not full his mission. We received’t know till extra clips of the film are launched.
Mickey 17 guarantees some main performing gymnastics from Pattinson, who should play two completely different variations of himself, however with Bong on the helm, this simply may be the film that will get the 36-year-old an Academy Award consideration.
Bong’s 2019 magnum opus, Parasite, received the South Korean director the Academy Award for Finest Image and Finest Director. The film additionally took residence the award for Finest Unique Screenplay and Finest Worldwide Function Movie, and have become the first-ever non-English language movie to win Finest Image and has since grow to be the highest-grossing South Korean movie in historical past.
Bong’s status precedes itself, as does Pattinson’s, making their mixed efforts on Mickey 17 really feel loads like a masterpiece within the making. There’s loads to invest on for the time being, together with whether or not or not the film adaptation will stick intently to the supply materials. As a result of the teaser trailer has arrived a full 12 months and three months forward of the movie’s launch date, it’ll be a methods to go earlier than we’ve got a much bigger image of the movie.
Along with Pattinson, the movie boasts a star-studded forged the likes of which embody Mark Ruffalo (Avengers movie sequence), Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), and Toni Collette (Knives Out). Bong can be arduous at work on a tv spin-off of his Parasite, set to premiere on HBO.
Mickey 17 will launch to theaters in the USA and all over the world on March 29, 2024.