Steven Yeun joins the cast of Netflix sci-fi feature 'Okja'

'The Walking Dead' star rounds out Bong Joon Ho's anticipated follow-up to 'Snowpiercer.'

Steven Yeun, who may or may not or may or may not be back on the next season of The Walking Dead, has joined the cast of the sci-fi feature film Okja, director Bong Joon Ho's anticipated follow-up to Snowpiercer.

'Okja': 'Walking Dead's Steven Yeun, Lily Collins & More Round Out Cast Of 'Snowpiercer' Follow

Written by Bong and Jon Ronson, Okja centers on Mija, a young girl 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.

No word on Yeun's role in the movie, but Tilda Swinton is playing The Ancient One the head of the corporation (and her twin sister), while Jake Gyllenhaal is a zoologist, and Paul Dano is an animal activist looking to expose the corporation's dastardly dealings.

Director Bong Joon Ho

The cast of Okja also includes Lily Collins, Devon Bostick, Byun Heebong, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Yoon Je Moon, Choi Wooshik, and Seohyun An as Mija.

Principal photography on Okja began last week in Seoul. The film will be shot in South Korea, Canada and the United States, in English and Korean.

Okja will premiere globally on the streaming service Netflix some time in 2017, alongside a limited day and date theatrical release in the United States.

Yeun was recently in Serbia shooting the indie action thriller Mayhem. Judging from this recent behind-the-scenes Instagram photos with co-star Samara Weaving, it's a pretty bloody affair:

Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving on the set of 'Mayhem' #projectMAYHEM #StevenYeun

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At this point, let us assume nothing about what these film roles mean for the fate of Steven's character on The Walking Dead... although when we last saw him on the hit AMC zombie drama, things were not looking very good. Some are already speculating that this means it was indeed Glenn -- [SPOILER] as originally depicted in the comic books -- who brutally met the business end of Negan's barb wire-adorned baseball bat.

I don't want to believe it. Fingers crossed.

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