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Article Star Steven Yeun Joins Bong Joon-Ho's Sci-Fi 'Okja'

Discussion in 'Glenn / Steven Yeun' started by Doctor Grimes, Apr 22, 2016.

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    From the Hollywood Reporter:

    Steven Yeun, one of the stars of The Walking Dead, has joined the cast of Okja, the latest movie from Snowpiercer filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho.

    Plan B is producing the project, which will be released by Netflix. It kicked off production on April 22, and will shoot in South Korea, Canada and the U.S., in English and Korean.

    Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano are already set for the unique monster project. Along with Yuen, Devon Bostick (The 100), Lily Collins (To The Bone), Byun Heebong (The Host), Shirley Henderson (Anna Karenina), Daniel Henshall (The Babadook), Yoon Je Moon (Mother) and Choi Wooshik (Set Me Free) have joined the cast.

    The story centers on a girl (Seohyun An)who befriends a genetically manufactured pig named Okja. When the pig grows up to gigantic proportions, the corporation that created him takes him, thrusting the girl, now a teen, into a mission to take it back.

    Swinton is playing the head of the corporation (and her twin sister!) while Gyllenhaal is a zoologist. Dano is an animal activist looking to expose the corporation’s dastardly dealings.

    Yeun is one of the last remaining series regulars from the pilot of the AMC zombie drama, although his character's fate was left in question at the end of season six. Season seven premieres in October.

    Since breaking out on Walking Dead, Yuen has largely stuck to making a few handful appearances on the small-screen and doing some voicework, although he did star in the 2014 indie sci-fi movie I Origins.

    Yuen is repped by Paradigm.

    Source: THR

    Good for Steven, so fucking happy he is making strides in the industry, but... I offer a resounding FUCK.
     
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    This show just got a whole lot harder to watch. How in the ever loving f*ck am I supposed to continue to be a fan? How?
     
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    Welp.


    On the bright side: Bong Joon-Ho is an amazing director and I'm stoked Steven gets to work with him. Hopefully it's a really good role.
     
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    I'm really happy for Steven. I thought I'd be more disappointed in the news but he's too good of actor to play an extra to MMB and NR. This show never deserved his talent and I'm so glad he's able to move on to bigger and better things.
     
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    You're right. This is a great opportunity for Steven and I'm happy for him. I'll save my nuclear rage for another thread.....

    :hearts: Love you SY.
     
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    I know the rage will probably come from me eventually but for right now I'm a mix between defeated for the show and just happy for Steven. Not only did the show not appreciate him but the fans hardly did as well. Some of the things I've been reading for "Why Glenn should be Lucilled" really left a bad taste in my mouth. Glenn was one of the best characters this show had but a lot of people weren't willing to look past the fact that he never had an arrow and bike.
     
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    Welp. SY deserved better and got better.
     
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    Congratulations to Steven! On to bigger and better things, and hopefully he'll get more parts and recognized more and utilized more for the talented actor that he is.
     
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    This show doesn't deserve him and many of the other actors. I'm glad he's been able to get work outside of TWD; that was one of his biggest fears.
     
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    Is there any chance he could be filming this in addition to TWD? He wouldn't be the first and by the sounds of it, he isn't the main character of this. Or did I completely misread something? Why are we all assuming he's a goner because of this? What's happening and what's going on?
     
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    Can Rick and Michonne die next so Andy and Danai can get cast in a Bong Joon-Ho film? :lol:

    (says me in my super salty rage state)
     
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    All I can say is that I'm really happy for Steven, I hope this new work brings him biggers opportunities, and a better chance to show his talent, because he deserves it!
     
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    It's because principle photography for this film begins this week in Korea, and more than likely SY's character will be involved (given he's Korean); if he was still on TWD, he would have to return to GA to do at least some script readthroughs, but it sounds like he hasn't been needed back.

    I will be overjoyed if this all turns out to be us being all "Chicken Little" about this, but it sounds pretty damning given the timing.
     
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    Well, shit.
     
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    Steven, I am so unbelievably happy for you. Now please take Andy with you so I can be free.
     
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    So instead of atlanta, looks like he'll be heading to Seoul.
     
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    That's a shame that he had that big of a fear. It's already hard as an actor to worry about finding work. But when you're a POC, it makes it so much harder and his fears are definitely warranted. TWD dropped the ball on this one with him. Don't they know if they elevated and made Glenn do more/have more how that would look to other Asian actors in the US. Big opportunities could come their way, and they'd want to audition for more roles. And not worry that the ScarJos of this world are not taking those roles from them. TV and movies needs a variety of people on the the little and big screen. That's how the world is now. A melting pot. But if you don't utilize the ones you have, and keep killing them off, that's not a good thing. Bottom line, it's important to have POC on your TV shows, and have them be more than background, sidekicks and props. Why is it hard for them to realize that?
     
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    Eh, I'll wait before I shit a brick. Didn't TSDF say filming here doesn't pick up until May? He's got time, even if he is needed for this film too. A lot of the cast does other stuff while filming TWD. I'll wait it out for the moment.
     
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    I love Rick and Michonne, but I'm just going to have to say bye. Gimple will eventually fuck them up, and I just don't want to see it. In my world, Glenn's alive, and Grimes 2.0 is going strong.
     
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    You have more faith than I. A lot of the cast have already been spotted in Atlanta for script reads. The fact SY has casting news announced in tandem with actors returning to homebase is... well... kind of damning.

    We'll see though.