Tilda Swinton Appears In Odd But Amazing Okja Teaser

Netflix just dropped a new teaser for Bong Joon Ho's new film, Okja, and it's probably the weirdest trailer we've seen in a long while. Featuring Tilda Swinton as Lucy Mirando, CEO of the Mirando Corporation, the trailer begs us to consider the plight of sleeping pigs across the world. Evidently, Mirando is quite worried about all the little porkers that experience the "most dreadful night terrors," and she takes a moment to reminds us all that, "Pigs deserve happy dreams, just like the rest of us."

Okay...what's going on here?

Well, according to Fast Company, the character of Lucy Mirando is obsessed with the idea of creating a "super pig," an animal that will fix a food shortage crisis while leaving a "minimal environmental impact." In order to build the perfect animal, the Mirando Corporation has been conducting a "Super Pig Project," an experiment involving 26 piglets on 26 farms across the world. And according to the promo, the winner of the contest is a critter from South Korea named, you guessed it, "Okja."

So who is Okja, exactly? Well, according to the official plot description (via Collider), we know that Okja is a gigantic creature that's best friends with a young girl named Mija (An Seo Hyun). Sadly, Mija's best friend is taken away by the Mirando Corporation (who have some shady plans behind their big-hearted goals), prompting Mija to embark on a rescue mission. However, her "already daunting journey becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators, and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja...while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home."

True, this teaser is a pretty strange way to market a film, but we're totally down with this unique approach. If you're interested, you can also check out the official "Super Pig Project" website or visit Lucy Mirando's Twitter account. As for the film itself, Okja will also star Lily Collins, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito, and a mustachioed Jake Gyllenhaal. The film premieres June 28 on Netflix, the same day it will get a limited day-and-date release in the U.S.

While you're waiting for Bong Joon Ho's latest sci-fi film, be sure to check out some other great science fiction movies that had confusing (but explainable) endings.