Parasite Director’s Mysterious New Sci-Fi Movie With Robert Pattinson Loses Release Date

Summary

  • Bong Joon-Ho’s highly anticipated sci-fi movie Mickey 17 loses its proposed release date, due to the SAG-AFTRA strike and production shifts.
  • Mickey 17 is Joon-Ho’s first major foray into the world of science fiction, following his critically acclaimed comedy thriller Parasite.
  • Robert Pattinson has confirmed that Mickey 17 is different from anything he’s done before, which is a promising sign for the movie.


Bong Joon-Ho’s highly anticipated sci-fi movie Mickey 17 loses its proposed release date. Adapted from Edward Ashton’s 2022 novel titled Mickey 7, this forthcoming sci-fi movie follows the titular character, played by Robbert Pattinson, as he journeys to the ice world Niflheim to colonize the planet. Pattinson is joined by other talented cast members including Steven Yeun, Toni Collette, and Mark Ruffalo.

Now, according to Variety, Warner Bros has decided to move Mickey 17 to a later date due to last year’s SAG-AFTRA strike and other various production shifts. The upcoming sci-fi movie, which was due for release on March 29, 2024, no longer has a release date after Adam Wingard’s upcoming Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire moved up to Mickey 17’s initial proposed theatrical debut.


What Else Do We Know About Mickey 17

Mickey 17 is set to be Joon-Ho’s first movie since the release of his critically acclaimed comedy thriller Parasite, which confirmed Joon-Ho as one of the best and most exciting movie directors of his time. This upcoming movie is, however, the acclaimed director’s first major foray into the world of science fiction. Previously, Joon-Ho mostly directed dramas and crime thrillers.

Pattinson has also confirmed that the forthcoming movie is different from anything he’s done before. Considering Pattinson has starred in several unique and varied productions that have tested him both physically and mentally, stating that Mickey 17 is unlike anything he’s done in the past is a good sign for the upcoming movie.

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Following the movie’s announcement, Warner Bros released a short trailer for Mickey 17 which featured Pattinson’s character asleep in a chamber of some sort. Since the release of this trailer, plot details about Mickey 17 have been limited and there’s been no confirmation if the movie is going to closely follow Edward Ashton’s book. There may be a wait for Warner Bros to announce a new release date, but hopefully, that’s sooner rather than later.

Source: Variety

Mickey 17 Temp Poster

Mickey 17

Rating
Not Yet Rated

Story By
Edward Ashton

Characters By
Edward Ashton

Cinematographer
Darius Khondji

Producer
Bong Joon-ho, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Dooho Choi

Production Company
Offscreen, Plan B Entertainment, Kate Street Picture Company