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22 February 2024

I know Rob fans are used to waiting so patience is kind of our thing, but waiting until 2025 – I don’t know if I can handle that. According to Variety, Mickey17 will not be released until 31 January 2025:

Warner Bros. has found a new release date for “Mickey 17,” moving Bong Joon Ho and Robert Pattinson‘s highly-anticipated collaboration to 2025.

The sci-fi movie will now debut on Jan. 31, 2025, after Warner Bros. undated the movie from its scheduled March 29, 2024, release date and bumped “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” up two weeks, to take its place. When the move was announced last month, sources told Variety that the decision was made to allow more time to finish the project, which had been affected due to last year’s strikes and other various production shifts.

The new January 2025 release date also allows “Mickey 17” to open in IMAX, which wouldn’t have been possible any earlier because all those dates were previously committed to other titles. Additionally, the new date coincides with Lunar New Year, which is a major moviegoing event internationally.

January also tends to be a box office dead zone, without many new releases and many of the bigger hits (like last year’s “Wonka,” 2019’s “Aquaman” or 2015’s “American Sniper”) carrying over from strong late December debuts. Thus, a long-awaited movie like “Mickey 17” might benefit from pent-up demand, especially as this corridor of the release calendar has been successful for recent hits like “M3GAN,” “Bad Boys for Life,” the “Scream” reboot and “Split.” As far as the film’s current competition goes, the movie opens in a window between “Paddington in Peru,” which expands to U.S. theaters on Jan. 17, and Marvel’s “Captain America: Brave New World,” which is slated to open two weeks later on Feb. 14.

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April 17th, 2023 / 1 Comment


I love how noone can talk Mickey17 – we have less than a year to go until release.

April 7th, 2023 / No Comments


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7 April 2023

Bong Joon-Ho participated in a Master Class at the Florence Korean Film Festival in Italy on 6 April 2023 and had this to say about Mickey17:

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Director Bong also addressed that he worked on a new movie “Mickey 17” outside London in 2022, “It’s a SF movie, and it’s an upscale movie however it incorporates my style and feel to it,” adding, “There are many ridiculous characters which are not a superheroes.”

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Bong Joon-ho’s latest project is Mickey 17: “It wasn’t difficult to get used to a foreign production again, there are funny characters, it’s clear that I did it!”.

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“Last year we were on this set in London. I had no difficulty getting used to it again after Snowpiercer and this time too I did the storyboarding. Mickey 17 may be a science fiction film, but you will immediately understand that I made it because you recognize my style. There are funny, awkward, stupid characters.”

September 2nd, 2022 / 2 Comments


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2 September 2022

Edward Ashton teasing us today about his visit to the Mickey7 set. For anyone who has read the book, like me, we know this is gonna be one hell of a film. I cannot wait to see Rob play Mickey7 and Mickey8 and how Bong Joon Ho interprets the story.

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April 28th, 2022 / 3 Comments


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… every A-lister in their 30s was chasing the role. It wasn’t long before Bong and execs were impressed with Pattinson following his meeting and felt he was perfect for the role, with an offer going out right before the new year.

Deadline, 20 January 2022

UPDATE: 28 April 2022

So Edward Ashton tweeted out movieweb’s article on Mickey7. I’ve got this book lined up to read next and am so looking forward to it. Although Rob still hasn’t officially been confirmed (Bong Joon would be nuts not to secure him), this is what Movieweb had to say:

Set in a future where humans are colonizing distant planets and cloning is a reality, the upcoming film will mark Bong’s first foray into intergalactic science fiction. His previous sci-fi films have been strictly terrestrial.

This should be an interesting change of pace from the realistic class comedy/drama/horror Parasite, but don’t expect the auteur to lay off on the earthly social commentary: Bong has explored many genres and has always grounded his films in contemporary satire, no matter how fantastical the story. He has a deep understanding of the relationship between genre tropes and sociology and has used movie formulas to explicitly explore themes implicit in the genres themselves (e.g., environmental terror and neglect in the monster movie are made overt in the Host (2006), while class inequality and social Darwinism in the dystopian sci-fi thriller is explored and subverted in Snowpiercer (2013), Bong’s first English language film).

The Mickey7 novel is full of ideas about labor, corporate control, and colonialism, all told through the protagonist’s gallows humor. There’s plenty of room for Bong’s satire and directorial trademarks to shine through.

Robert Pattinson is in talks to star in the new film. This will mark the first collaboration between the actor and Bong Joon-Ho, but the pair seem like an excellent match. Pattinson has established his acting chops, shedding the pretty boy image cultivated in the Twilight Films and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In recent years Pattinson has worked predominantly in auteur-driven cinema, kinetic films with brooding atmosphere, and occasionally absurd humor, such as Good Time (2017) and the Lighthouse (2019). While both of those films are utterly unique, they share common artistry, tension, and strangeness with the films of Bong Joon-Ho, and Pattinson is no doubt up for the plunge into his dark, chaotic world. Though little is known about the casting (or the screenplay), we can assume that Pattinson will take on the role of Mickey and his various incarnations.

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April 16th, 2022 / 4 Comments


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This is a fabulous interview with Edward Ashton. They talk Bong Joon Ho at around 39:00, but the whole talk about the book is insightful and not spoilerish. Edward also mentions that he’s finished the sequal to Mickey7 and Mickey is still involved in it – not sure if that will translate to another film, but the book comes out in March 2023. I cannot wait to see Rob’s interpretation of this character:

“If you follow movie news and development then you’ve already heard of the sci-fi novel Mickey7. In 2020, Plan B, Brad Pitt’s production company, acquired the rights to it. Earlier this year it was announced that Oscar winning director, Bong Joon Ho, selected Mickey7 to be his next project with Robert Pattinson attached to star. And this all happened before the novel Mickey7 was even published.

The author, Edward Ashton, has numerous short stories published on his web site, http://www.edwardashton.com/. He’s also published in analog SF and the broken world science fiction anthology.

His first two novels, Three Days in April and The End of the Ordinary, were published by HarperCollins. Mickey7 is his first science fiction novel, and was published by St. Martin’s Press in Feb 2022. With Edward’s background in cancer research and teaching quantum physics on the graduate school level may lead one to think that Mickey7 is abstract and esoteric.

Instead the novel has fast paced action with life and death consequences. Yes, you do learn about science (as narrated by Mickey7 himself), but it is always in the context of the story. Ideas of immortality and identity are also explored in a thought provoking way. Jake and I had the great fortune to talk with Edward Ashton about Mickey7 in detail. We reached him at his cabin located in upstate New York where he lives with his wife and daughters.”

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Release Date: 31 January 2025 (US). | Post-Production since 22 December 2022. Check out all upcoming release dates at our Film Page by clicking on News below


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