Bong Joon-Ho will once again conquer Hollywood with ‘Mickey 17’, his new film starring Robert Pattinson and which already has a release date, synopsis and trailer. Now, we’ll have to be a little patient, because it won’t arrive until 2024. Candidate to become one of Bong Joon-ho’s best movies? The director has certainly not let us down yet.

After leaving his mark on the North American industry thanks to his victory at the 2020 Oscars with the acclaimed ‘Parasites’, the South Korean director teams up with Warner Bros. Pictures to adapt Edward Ashton’s science fiction novel ‘Mickey7’ , which was published last February 2022 in the United States. Let’s remember that the filmmaker is no stranger to international productions after having faced titles like ‘Snowpiercer’ and ‘Okja’ (one of the best Netflix original films), and in this new project it seems that he will continue playing with futuristic worlds In the vein of the best science fiction movies.

Here we compile everything we know about ‘Mickey 17’ so far .

‘Mickey 17’: release date

Warner Bros. already has its place on the calendar: the release date of ‘Mickey 17’ will be March 29, 2024 .

‘Mickey 17’: sinopsis

Specific details of the film’s story are unknown at the moment, but we can be guided by the source material on which it is based. Although, of course, we can’t trust it too much either: for starters, the title has already changed (the book is called ‘Mickey7’, while the movie is ‘Mickey 17’) and we know that Bong Joon-Ho is the kind of capable director to take someone else’s story and make it yours completely. Still, let’s take a look at the book.

Written by Edward Ashton, ‘Mickey7’ is described as a cerebral thriller somewhere between ‘The Martian’ and ‘Dark Matter’ (in the words of the American publisher St. Martin Press, which published the first edition), with a mix of fantasy and science fiction loaded with possibilities.

The story introduces us to an “expendable”, that is, a disposable employee in a human expedition sent to colonize the frozen world of Nifheim . This employee (whom we imagine will be played by Pattinson) refuses to let the clone of him created to replace him, named Mickey 8, take his place.

In a previously published review (via Variety), writer Jason Pargin called the novel “a unique blend of thought-provoking sci-fi concepts” and “keeps everything grounded through a protagonist experiencing the wonders of interstellar travel and extraterrestrial contact while literally having the worst job in the universe.” Pargin says, very positively: “The result is alternately funny, intriguing and terrifying, and each chapter seems to involve a different part of your brain.”

‘Mickey 17’: who will be in the cast?

Robert Pattinson will be the protagonist of ‘Mickey 17’ . The actor, who has released ‘The Batman’ this year, continues to expand his enviable list of great directors with whom he has worked (Claire Denis, David Cronenberg, Christopher Nolan, James Gray and more) and promises to shine again in this long-awaited project .

Joining him in the cast are Steven Yeun, Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette, and Mark Ruffalo . Perhaps there will be more confirmations in the coming months.