Okja, the latest film from Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho, will premiere at the Cannes film festival this week, and ahead of its debut, Netflix debuted a new trailer that shows the creature at the heart of the film in its full glory.
Okja is about a woman named Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun), who befriends the titular creature. We’ve only had glimpses of Okja in earlier footage, but now that we’ve seen it in action, the film doesn’t really look like a monster movie at all. It looks like Tilda Swinton’s character has designed Okja to be an edible solution for a hungry world. Her super-pigs, she explains, are beautiful, eat less food and produce less waste than other livestock, and most importantly, they “taste fucking good.” But when Mija and Okja are separated, Mija teams up with a group of animal-rights activists, and their rescue mission throws a wrench in Swinton’s plans.
The film will get a limited theatrical release in the United States after its June 28th debut on Netflix.