Warner Bros. has announced the release date of "Mickey 17" with Robert Pattinson (36). The film is scheduled to hit theaters on March 29, 2024. But although there is still almost a year and a half until then, the production company has also released a teaser. Launch date and first moving footage can be seen on Warner's Twitter account.
In the mini teaser, the camera slowly hovers towards Robert Pattinson, who is inside a futuristic, CT-like contraption. When the camera is close to his face, he opens his eyes.
"Mickey 17" is based on the science fiction novel "Mickey 7" by Edward Ashton, which was published in February 2022 - in Germany with the subtitle "The Last Clone". Because Mickey is an "Expendable", an expendable clone who helps humans colonize the ice planet Niflheim.
In the case of dangerous actions, Mickey has to go. Finally, after its "death", a new body can be printed out with a bioprinter. But his memories remain intact. On one mission, he falls into a crevasse. In the camp he is presumed dead. When he returns, he meets his next version.
In addition to Robert Pattinson, who embodies the title role in the clone, Warner Bros. was able to engage other well-known actors. Among them are Toni Collette ("Hereditary", 50) "Avengers"-Hulk Mark Ruffalo (55) and Naomi Ackie (30), who in "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" (from December 22 in cinemas) Whitney Houston ( 1963-2012) plays. The cast also includes South Korean-born "Walking Dead" star Steven Yeun (38).
"Mickey 7" is directed by Bong Joon-ho (53). For the South Korean it is the first film since "Parasite", with which he won the Oscar for the best picture in 2019. After "Snowpiercer" and "Okja" it is Bong's third film with an international cast.
Filming on "Mickey 17" began in August of this year.