Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ Slated For HBO Show — What We Know

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Bong Joon Ho surprised audiences in 2019 together with his thrilling masterpiece about poverty and sophistication variations, Parasite. It gained a deserved Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language, and plainly Parasite isn’t completed there. 

In truth, Bong Joon Ho and HBO just lately revealed that Parasite can be serialized in a tv adaptation, however maybe not in the way in which followers would possibly count on. Here’s what’s been revealed to this point. 

‘Parasite’ has extra tales to inform 

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Cast and crew of ‘Parasite’ attend the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Champagne Collet

Parasite has been well known as an intricate and darkly humorous tragedy detailing class distinction as portrayed by a struggling Korean household that works its approach right into a rich household’s residence. However, Bong Joon Ho says there are extra tales to inform in relation to Parasite.

As reported by Deadline, Bong defined, “With Parasite, whereas I used to be writing the script I had so many extra concepts I couldn’t convey into the two-hour working time of the movie. I knew that if I had an extended working time, I’d be capable of inform these tales, and that’s what I plan to speak about with Adam [McKay] fairly quickly.”

The acclaimed director went on so as to add that Fanny and Alexander was proof {that a} tv collection may proceed to inform a movie’s story. He stated, “Though I’m not very accustomed to the TV business, I actually contemplate this restricted collection an expanded movie that may delve deeper into the tales that didn’t make it into Parasite.”

While that is thrilling information for followers of the director’s work, there was some concern about whether or not or not the sensation of the story will change beneath completely different management — and whether or not or not it is going to be in English, starring white actors.

Bong Joon Ho defined that it’s, “…still very much in the early stages. I’ll soon meet with Adam to talk about the setup. For now, a lot of things are open.”

Why Adam McKay and HBO? 

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When it involves a tv adaptation of his work, Bong Joon Ho has causes for choosing Adam McKay and HBO. It seems the Parasite director respects Adam McKay fairly a bit. 

“I actually preferred Adam McKay’s The Big Short and I beloved his humorousness, and the sharp satire he conveyed in regards to the present American politics,” stated Bong Joon Ho, as reported by Deadline.

The director added, “Adam McKay and HBO have created the superb present Succession, so that they’re very dependable and superb companions to have.”

Bong Joon Ho’s historic Oscar nominations 

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Interpreter Sharon Choi and director Bong Joon Ho | Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Meanwhile, Bong Joon Ho isn’t completed reaping the rewards of his astounding work simply but. In truth, he’s seen some historic nominations for Oscars already. Parasite has been nominated for Best Picture, the primary Korean movie to ever obtain the nomination. 

Parasite and Bong Joon Ho have been additionally nominated for Best Director, International Film, and Original Screenplay, in addition to a nomination for Editing and Production Design

Bong Joon Ho defined that worldwide movies have gotten extra accessible to watchers worldwide, who’re additionally turning into extra prepared to learn subtitles. 

He stated, “I feel this was the case not just for the US however for many international locations together with Korea, the place audiences primarily watch home movies or Hollywood blockbusters. It wasn’t quite common for various movies to cross continents and entry completely different audiences. But I feel audiences are opening as much as these movies and the truth that this Korean-language movie was nominated for Oscars, and was actually embraced by US audiences displays that change of angle. It’s form of like a proof for a way audiences are opening up.

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