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RLJE Films will release Joe Lynch’s violent action/horror film Mayhem (read our review) on DVD, Blu-ray, and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo on December 26, 2017.
To celebrate the release, Bloody Disgusting has (1) mini-poster signed by not only Lynch, but also stars Steven Yeun (“The Walking Dead,” Okja) and Samara Weaving (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Babysitter, “SMILF”)! To enter, just fill out the form below. Winners are chosen at random. No PO Boxes. U.S. only.
In the film, “Derek Cho (Steven Yeun) is having a really bad day. After being unjustly fired from his job, he discovers that the law firm’s building is under quarantine for a mysterious and dangerous virus. Chaos erupts throughout the office as the victims of the disease begin acting out their wildest impulses. Joining forces with a former client (Samara Weaving) who has a grudge of her own, Derek savagely fights tooth and nail to get to the executives on the top floor and settle the score once and for all.”
The Mayhem DVD, Blu-ray, and Ultra High-Definition 4K/Blu-ray combo include the bonus features “Creating MAYHEM: The Making of the Film,” an audio commentary with director Joe Lynch, Director of Photography Steve Gainer & Editor Josh Ethier and more.
A first official trailer has been unleashed online for Mayhem, the upcoming zombie action movie directed by Joe Lynch and starring Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving, and Dallas Mark Roberts, watch it below, watch it below.
Steven Yeun had several critical roles on the set of Okja, the new satire now streaming on Netflix: Not only did he play K, one of the radical environmentalists that kidnaps the movie’s titular super-pig, he also acted as a translator for much of the American cast when the production was in Korea, where Yeun was born and spent his early childhood.
“It was a very meta experience overall,” Yeun told Inverse in a recent conversation, looking back on the shoot with both fondness and maybe a bit of Inception-like wonder. Yeun, now 33, took the role in Okja because it was written for him by writer/director Bong Joon-ho, who is best-known in the United States for the 2013 dystopian flick Snowpiercer. The filmmaker is a legend in Korea, a Palme d’Or-winning auteur who makes genre movies packed with meaning — and a very deceptively dark ending.
Okja, which premiered at Cannes and was nominated for the Palme in May, is no exception. In the movie, which was co-written with Jon Ronson, a mega-corporation called Mirando — which is about as loved as Monsanto — uses GMOs to create a race of gigantic, meaty pigs and in an attempt to win back public goodwill gives ten of them to young people across the globe, to raise in natural habitats for a decade. One of them, a happy swine named Okja, becomes a beloved companion for a young girl named Mija (Seo-Hyun Ahn), who in turn becomes determined to save the pig when it’s taken back by Mirando and its goofy CEO (Tilda Swinton). K is a member of the PETA-like group that travels to Korea to liberate Okja and infiltrate Mirando, and their adventure leads to a comedy of errors, cultural misunderstandings, corporate espionage, and emotionally devastating moments.
Yeun spoke to Inverse about returning to Korea to make the film, working with Bong Joon-ho, and another fan-favorite graphic novel adaptation that hangs in the balance.
Okja, Joon-Ho Bong’s latest film starring Tilda Swinton, Giancarlo Esposito, Jake Gyllenhaal, Seo-Hyun Ahn, Paul Dano, Lily Collins and Steven Yeun was released on June 28 on Netflix and is out in selected theaters.
Screen captures of Steven Yeun’s scenes as K were added to our gallery. Beware for spoilers, avoid it if you didn’t see the film yet.
STEVEN Yeun has swapped zombies for a cuddly super pig in his latest film role. The Walking Dead star plays an animal rights activist in Korean director Joon-ho Bong’s eclectic Netflix action adventure drama Okja.
Bong wrote the character K, a Korean-American animal lover with technical expertise, specifically with Steven in mind.
“When you’re signing on to a Bong film you know what you’re getting into, which is something deep and beautiful but at the same time poignant and fun,” he tells Weekend.
“For me it was just about getting to work with him period.”
The film follows a headstrong girl, Mija, who has spent 10 years raising her pet super pig, on loan from a multinational company, in the idyllic mountains of Korea.
But when the company takes back its property for the much-touted super pig competition, Mija risks everything to rescue Okja.
“Luckily we didn’t have just a tennis ball to work off of,” Steven says of the CGI-animated animal.
“We had a great, near-sized depiction of Okja puppeteered by a couple of people, which helped us really realise and see what we were working with.”
Viewers first meet K when he and a ragtag team of animal “liberators” arrive in Seoul to kidnap Okja. As the only Korean speaker in the group, it’s up to K to translate for Mija.
As a South Korean native who emigrated with his family to Canada and then the US, Steven says he could relate to K’s unique position.
“We wanted to make sure he was very Korean American; someone who bisects both cultures but doesn’t fully belong to either one,” he says. “If you’re a Korean American you have a very specific experience other people might not have and this is a really wonderful exploration into that.
“His duality is part of all of his decisions. He’s doing the right thing but he’ll use not great tactics to get that done. I always like to imagine he’s probably a guy who sneaks a burger here or there on occasion.”
While he’s not advocating that anyone stops eating bacon, Steven hopes the film reinforces the importance of knowing where your food comes from.
“The film spoke to me about our relationship with nature as a whole and how we interact with the natural world,” he says.
“Some people can’t tell the difference about where their steak comes from; they might as well believe steak grows on trees. That’s not a great place to be.”
As a part of Okja’s promotion, Netflix invited fans to follow Lucy Mirando on Twitter and access Mirando Corportation’s website: superpigproject.com. On June 14, the twitter account got hacked and there are new vídeos of the Animal Liberation Front exposing her. Watch below and retweet:
Mayhem (2017) as Derek ChoFall 2017
When a corporate law office is quarantined after a dangerous virus that makes the infected lose their inhibitions is discovered, a recently fired employee and a wronged client must battle their way to the executive level before time runs out. More Information Photos IMDb
Okja (2017) as KJune 28, 2017
Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja. More Information Photos IMDb
The Star - Released as Bo the DonkeyNovember 10, 2017
A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.. More Information Photos IMDb
Chew - Post-Production as Tony Chu (voice)2018
Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases. More Information Photos IMDb
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