A new trailer for Netflix’s Okja, one of the movies at the center of a debate around distribution currently making a stir at Cannes, finally shows us what we’ve been waiting to see: Okja itself. Whereas previous trailers for Bong Joon-ho's film have kept the titular creature shrouded in mystery, the new trailer gives us our first real look at the animal—and it’s adorable.
For 10 years, Mija (newcomer An Seo-hyun) has lived harmoniously in South Korea with the friendly superpig—until the big bad Mirando Corportation snatches up the gentle creature, with the intention of using it to revolutionize the livestock industry. “Our superpigs will not only be big and beautiful, they will also leave a minimal footprint on the environment, consume less feed, and produce less excretions,” says the conglomerate’s flamboyant CEO, Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton). “And most importantly, they need to taste fucking good.”
Okja might be considered a “superpig,” but it looks more like what you’d get if you crossed a hippopotamus with a rabbit or a puppy, which might give even the most fervent of pork lovers pause before enjoying a plate of Okja and eggs. And Mija is not the only one fighting to save Okja—the film also stars Paul Dano as an animal rights activist, as well as Lily Collins, Steven Yeun, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Okja will debut at the Cannes Film Festival before making its floppy-eared debut on Netflix June 28.