Robert Pattinson joined by Walking Dead star Steven Yeun in upcoming film by Parasite director

Robert Pattinson joined by Walking Dead star Steven Yeun in upcoming film by Parasite director Bong Joon-ho

Robert Pattinson will be joined by The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun in an upcoming movie from Parasite director Bong Joon-ho.

The South Korean filmmaker previously worked with Steven on his Netflix movie Okja, which featured stars from both Hollywood and the South Korean film industry.

Now a report in Deadline says that Steven has joined the cast of the director’s next movie Mickey7, which also stars Toni Collette and Marc Ruffalo.

Incoming: Robert Pattinson will be joined by Steven Yeun, who is pictured on The Walking Dead, in an upcoming movie from Parasite director Bong Joon-ho

Incoming: Robert Pattinson will be joined by Steven Yeun, who is pictured on The Walking Dead, in an upcoming movie from Parasite director Bong Joon-ho

Mickey7 is based on an Edward Ashton novel of the same name that the filmmaker had already optioned before its publication this February.

Robert has been cast as the title character, who in the novel is a clone who is able to regenerate his body every time he gets killed.

The novel takes place on an ice-covered foreign planet that has been colonized by a human regime that Mickey7 serves, per the novel’s publishers Macmillan.

Reunion: The South Korean filmmaker previously worked with Steven on his Netflix movie Okja, which he is pictured in with Paul Dano (left)

Reunion: The South Korean filmmaker previously worked with Steven on his Netflix movie Okja, which he is pictured in with Paul Dano (left)

Heartthrob: Robert has been cast as the title character, who in the novel is a clone who is able to regenerate his body every time he gets killed

Heartthrob: Robert has been cast as the title character, who in the novel is a clone who is able to regenerate his body every time he gets killed

Because of his capacity for regeneration, Mickey7 is sent off on the most life-threatening missions – and, as his name suggests, he is now on his seventh life.

At one point, however, he goes missing for an extended period, and when he manages to return to the human settlement a Mickey8 clone has been created.

The humans are antipathetic to the idea of there being two Mickeys at once, so Mickey7 has to now prevent himself or Mickey8 getting exterminated.

Throwback: Mickey7 will be the filmmaker's first directorial venture after Parasite (pictured), a dark class satire that became the first foreign-language film ever to win the best picture Oscar

Throwback: Mickey7 will be the filmmaker’s first directorial venture after Parasite (pictured), a dark class satire that became the first foreign-language film ever to win the best picture Oscar

Bong Joon-ho’s movie adaptation of the novel will also feature Naomi Ackie, who was on the UK series The End Of The F***ing World.

Mickey7 will be the filmmaker’s first directorial venture after Parasite, a dark class satire that became the first foreign-language film ever to win the best picture Oscar.

Joon-ho that night became only the second person to win best director for a foreign-language film, after Alfonso Cuaron the previous year for the Mexican movie Roma. 

Triumph: Joon-ho that night became only the second person to win best director for a foreign-language film; he is pictured holding up his trophy at the Oscars

Triumph: Joon-ho that night became only the second person to win best director for a foreign-language film; he is pictured holding up his trophy at the Oscars

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