Steven Yeun Joins Cast of Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Okja’

Steven Yeun arrives on the red carpet at the AMC's 'The Walking Dead' Season 6 Fan Premiere Event on October 9, 2015. Yeun has signed on to star in Netflix's upcoming sci-fi thriller, "Okja." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

SEOUL, April 22 (UPI) — Steven Yeun has signed on to star in Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi thriller, “Okja.”

According to Deadline Hollywood, “The Walking Dead” star joins director Bong Joon Ho’s anticipated follow-up to 2013’s “Snowpiercer” as principal photography on the film began in Seoul, South Korea.

Yeun will be seen alongside a star-studded cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano. Lily Collins, Devon Bostick, Byun Heebong, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Yoon Je Moon and Choi Wooshik round out the cast.

“Okja” follows a young girl named Mija “who must risk everything everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja,” reads the film’s official synopsis.

“With ‘Okja’ I want to show the beauty that can exist between man and animal, and also the horror between them,” said Bong in a statement.

“Okja” is set to premiere on Netflix in 2017.

It is still unknown if Yeun’s fan-favorite “Walking Dead” character Glenn is still alive on the series following the zombie drama’s mysterious blood-soaked Season 6 ending in which an unknown major character was killed.


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