Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Netflix Come On Board Bong Joon-Ho’s New Monster Movie Okja

The biggest star on the planet may finally be getting tired of people obsessing over his personal life and deciding that he will be better off devoting his time and resources to other endeavors.

The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Brad Pitt’s company, Plan B, has come on board Okja, the new monster movie from The Host and Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-Ho, as a co-producer.

What’s more, Netflix has also come on board as a financial partner, investing a hefty $50 million into the flick. This is one of their most hefty price tags to date, and unfortunately it seems to indicate that the film will forgo a theatrical release. But hey, at least the Weinsteins aren’t involved this time…

Joon-Ho is optimistic about the involvement of Netflix:

“It really is a fantastic opportunity for me as a filmmaker. For Okja, I needed a bigger budget than I had for Snowpiercer and also complete creative freedom. Netflix offered me the two conditions that are difficult to have in hand simultaneously.”

We recently brought you word of how excited we were by the news of Okja’s big name cast, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Tilda Swinton, and Bill Nighy. And while we still don’t know exactly what kind of monster the titular Okja will be, THR is saying that the film will center on the friendship that it develops with a young girl.

With a super talented cast and director, this is one of our most anticipated films here at Dread Central. Filming doesn’t start until late 2016, but we’ll be keeping you updated until then.

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