Mickey7 - Science Fiction thriller soon to be a major motion picture from Academy Award-winning director Bong Joon-Ho (Parasite)
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William Morrow Speculative science fiction looking into the near future of the US. Like a more emotionally healthy, post-cyberpunk Succession. Ashton: There is a fair amount of science that goes into this book. I'm definitely more on the hard sci-fi side of things. I'm a scientist myself, and I like to make sure everything I put into my books is at least plausible. I teach quantum physics, so I sort of understood most of this stuff, but I had to do some digging to make sure I got the details right. Like what goes on in the interstellar medium, and what's the distribution of macro objects in the interstellar medium. Those are things that we don't have a super hard grip on, but we do have some ideas about it. Space.com: How do you balance the novel's hard and soft science to be attractive to the broadest readership?
Kroll, Justin (July 7, 2022). "Steven Yeun Latest To Join Robert Pattinson In Bong Joon Ho's Next Film At Warner Bros". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 11, 2022 . Retrieved July 7, 2022.Officially I am an executive producer, but my belief is that probably that's entirely a symbolic title. Director Bong does his own thing, and he's writing the script. He asked for my input on a few things early on. Like some details I had not considered when I was writing the book, such as, How do Creepers reproduce? That was a great question, and we talked it through. In short, it's a match made in heaven! We also mustn't forget that Robert Pattinson will be bringing his penchant for oddity to the protagonist, probably in a tone similar to Robert Egger's The Lighthouse. Pattinson, of course, worked with Warner Bros on the upcoming “The Batman”. He has a first look deal with the studio.
But the announcement that just came out, where they confirmed that he's on board and Robert Pattinson is on board, I found out because my agent texted me the press release. There has been radio silence on this for over a year. I knew the option was coming up on expiration, but I expected that they'd say they decided to not do anything with it. 99% of the time when you option a property, that's what occurs. But that's not what happened here. Rubin, Rebecca (January 19, 2022). "Bong Joon Ho Sets Next Movie at Warner Bros. With Robert Pattinson in Talks to Star". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on June 19, 2022 . Retrieved January 19, 2022.Staff, Screen (November 2, 2022). "2022 film and high-end TV productions shooting in the UK: latest updates". Screen Daily. Archived from the original on November 7, 2022 . Retrieved November 14, 2022.