Jon Ronson on writing Okja.

Jon Ronson on Writing the Year’s Wildest Movie

Jon Ronson on Writing the Year’s Wildest Movie

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
June 16 2017 7:39 PM

Jon Ronson on Writing the Year’s Wildest Movie

The Welsh journalist on his new movie, the meat-is-murder fantasy adventure Okja.

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A still from the film Okja.

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The new movie Okja has pretty much everything. Car chases. Giant mutant pigs. A dystopian future. Jake Gyllenhaal with an outlandish moustache. A subtle social message. Tilda Swinton pretending to be Tony Blair. The movie is written by Korean director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer) and returning guest Jon Ronson. Ronson takes us into the craft of writing the year’s wildest movie.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.