Tilda Swinton and Paul Dano are upstaged by a giant pig in first full trailer for Netflix sci-fi Okja

The film's first full trailer has been revealed ahead of its screening of the Cannes Film Festival

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After months of teasing, Netflix’s original sci-fi movie Okja finally has its first full-length trailer.

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Acclaimed Korean director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) helms the film, which stars Tilda Swinton as the CEO of the Mirando Corporation, a company that is attempting to engineer a new breed of super-pigs for public consumption by kidnapping an adorable animal named ‘Okja’ from a young Korean girl (Seo Hyun).

The clip gives us our first glimpse of the creature in question, which looks a bit like a cross between a pig, an elephant and a hippo. In other words, it doesn’t look as tasty as Swinton’s character would like to make out.

It starts out as a sweet ode to the friendship between Hyun and her piggy pal, but quickly turns dark as Swinton’s narrator announces that the super pigs “need to taste f***ing good”.

Hyun is thrown into action to rescue Okja from Mirando and devious circus-master Jake Gyllenhaal, while Paul Dano, a purported supporter of animal rights, offers to help her out.

Netflix previously teased the film with a bizarre website called The Super Pig Project, and a teaser in which Swinton’s Lucy Mirando detailed her company’s ambitions.

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This trailer offers our first concrete insight into the film, and it looks great. The end of June can’t come soon enough.

Okja arrives on Netflix on Wednesday 28 June.