We’re all excited to see what director Bong Joon Ho‘s follow-up to his Best Picture winner Parasite. The sci-fi film at Warner Bros. titled Mickey7 is based on the novel by Edward Ashton with a call-sheet that consists of Robert Pattinson (The Batman), Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight), Toni Collette (Knives Out), and Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker).
The Ronin can confirm that the Korean filmmaker has added production designer Fiona Crombie to the crew and will help bring the off-world colonial to life along with the ice world of Niflheim. Fiona’s credits include Yorgos Lanthimos’ period dark comedy The Favourite, the Disney hit Cruella, and most recently worked with director Ari Aster on his upcoming A24 pic which stars Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix.
Here is the official synopsis for the novel:
Mickey7 is an Expendable: a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim. Whenever there’s a mission that’s too dangerous—even suicidal—the crew turns to Mickey. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal…and why it was the only colonial position unfilled when he took it. On a fairly routine scouting mission, Mickey7 goes missing and is presumed dead. By the time he returns to the colony base, surprisingly helped back by native life, Mickey7’s fate has been sealed. There’s a new clone, Mickey8, reporting for Expendable duties. The idea of duplicate Expendables is universally loathed, and if caught, they will likely be thrown into the recycler for protein. Mickey7 must keep his double a secret from the rest of the colony. Meanwhile, life on Niflheim is getting worse. The atmosphere is unsuitable for humans, food is in short supply, and terraforming is going poorly. The native species are growing curious about their new neighbors, and that curiosity has Commander Marshall very afraid. Ultimately, the survival of both lifeforms will come down to Mickey7.
The new sci-fi flick is expected to film at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in Watford, England. A location used for the studios’ big DC Comics and Potterverse films, speaking towards the scale of the project.