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‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon Ho’s upcoming film with Robert Pattinson moved to 2025 

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The release date for award-winning director Bong Joon-Ho’s upcoming sci-fi film, “Mickey 17,” which is set to star Robert Pattinson, has been moved to 2025.

According to entertainment magazine Variety, the film’s distributor, Warner Bros. Pictures, has decided to change its scheduled March 29, 2024 release date to January 31, 2025. The decision was made to give more time for the film to be finished as it had been affected by the strikes and production shifts in the previous year. 

The new release date will also allow the film to open in IMAX as the previously set date had it reserved for other titles. It will also line up with the Lunar New Year, which may drive more people to watch as it was an international event that usually urged a lot of people to go to the cinemas. 

“Mickey 17” is adapted from the 2022 novel by Edward Ashton, “Mickey7,” which revolves around the story of an employee sent on an expedition to colonize an ice planet who refuses to have his replacement clone take his place. While more details of the plot have yet to be released, its cast was revealed to include Naomi Ackie, Steven Yeun, Toni Collete, and Mark Ruffalo. 

The film will be Joon-ho’s first feature film following his award-winning film, “Parasite,” which made waves all around the globe as the highest-grossing Korean film and the first non-English language film to win best picture at the Oscars, among many other accolades from various awards-giving bodies.

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While he is widely known for his role as Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” film series, Pattinson found critical acclaim in his roles in indie films before making his way back to mainstream films in 2020 with a starring role in Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet.” 

Pattinson’s most recent role on the big screen was his portrayal as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the 2022 superhero film, “The Batman.” In 2023, he voiced the grey heron in the English dub of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film, “The Boy and the Heron,” which won the Best Animated Feature Film award at the 81st Golden Globe Awards.

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