Steven Yeun has been cast alongside Robert Pattinson in Bong Joon Ho’s upcoming sci-fi movie.
Yeun made a name for himself playing Glenn from the first season of AMC’s long-running survival horror series The Walking Dead until the character’s brutal death at the hands of Negan in season six. He would later become the first Asian-American actor to be nominated for an Academy Award for his critically acclaimed work in Minari, which he starred in and executive produced. He currently has roles in the adult animated series Tuca & Bertie and Invincible.
Bong, known for directing such critically acclaimed films as The Host, Snowpiercer and Parasite, is writing, directing and producing the now-untitled adaptation of Edward Ashton’s 2022 novel Mickey7. The book’s publisher, St. Martin Press, describes the story as a cross between The Martian and Dark Matter. The plot centers on an “expendable”, a disposable employee sent on a mission to colonize the dangerously icy planet Niflheim. Mickey7 goes missing on a routine scouting mission and decides not to be replaced by Mickey8.
Term (opens in a new tab) reports that the adaptation of Bong’s story could be quite different from the source material considering his past experience with adaptations, so readers of the book should expect some surprises. Joining Yeun and Pattinson in the cast are Naomi Ackie, Mark Ruffalo and Toni Collette.
Further details of the plot, characters, and release date are unknown at this time.
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