Academy Award winning director Bong Joon Ho has landed his next project with Warner Bros. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Parasite director will lead a film adaptation of Edward Ashton’s book, Mickey7. Thus far, The Batman star Robert Pattinson has been attached to the project as its leading man.
Set to be released in February, the novel, Mickey7, is described as “The Martian meets Dark Matter.”
“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,” the book’s description reads.
“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.”
Bong Joon Ho is not limiting his work to the exciting film adaptation of Mickey7. The Snowpiercer is also working with Adam McKay on a limited series inspired by his hit film, Parasite. The series is set to debut on Warner Bros. sister company, HBO, in the near future.