Mickey 17, the Robert Pattinson Sci-Fi Film, Gets a Teaser and Release Date

Mickey 17, the Robert Pattinson Sci-Fi Film, Gets a Teaser and Release Date

The director of Parasite is back and now he’s got a Batman. Warner Bros. just officially announced that Oscar-winning director Bong Joon Ho is in production on the sci-fi adaptation Mickey 17, which stars Robert Pattinson, Steven Yeun, Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette, and Mark Ruffalo. It’s on track for a release date of March 29, 2024, and along with the news comes a brief teaser. Check it out.

WTF is that are you wondering? Well, Mickey 17 is an adaptation of the novel Mickey 7 by Edward Ashton. In the book, Mickey is a clone that is used for dangerous work. However, if one dies, it’s fine. They just make another Mickey — Mickey 1, 2, 3, you get it. In the book, Mickey 7 is thought to be dead, only he isn’t, and he comes back and sees the next Mickey, which doesn’t turn out to be good. Seems like this new version adds a few more clones to the mix. There’s no word if that’s the official plot of this film but it’s likely to be something along those lines, with that Bong Joon Ho (who also wrote the script) spin the director brought not just to his recent Oscar winner, but Snowpiercer, The Host, Okja, and many others.

Warner Bros. also annouced some of the film’s behind-the-scenes personnel. Oscar-nominated director of photography Darius Khondji (Okja) is on board, along with Oscar-nominated production designer Fiona Crombie (Cruella), Oscar-nominated editor Jinmo Yang (Parasite), costume designer Catherine George (Snowpiercer), and visual effects supervisor Dan Glass (The Matrix). Jae-il Jung (Parasite) is doing the score.

Mickey 17 enters an already crowded March 2024 which includes the tentative releases of Disney’s Elio as well as Kung Fu Panda 4, A Quiet Place: Day One, Godzilla and Kong, Mufasa: The Lion King, and the live-action Snow White; it also shares the date with the third and final Spider-Verse movie, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse. Talk about stiff competition over a year out!

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Editor’s Note: Release dates within this article are based in the U.S., but will be updated with local Australian dates as soon as we know more.

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