Bong Joon-Ho opens on HBO's limited series Parasite
Coming out of his six historic Oscar nominations this morning, Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho finally shared some details about Adam McKay's (The Big Short) limited series of Parasite for HBO, which was previously featured on HBO. last week. Talking to DeadlineBong revealed that the idea for the series came to him as he wrote the script and learned that it was difficult to convey all of his great ideas in a two-hour runtime.
"With Parasite, while writing the script, I had so many other ideas that I couldn't convey the two hours of the movie. I knew that if I had a longer runtime, I would be able to count those stories, and that's what I plan to talk to Adam about soon, "said Bong through his translator and filmmaker Sharon Choi." Although I'm not very familiar with the TV industry, I really consider this limited series an expanded movie that can be delve into the stories that did not reach the Parasite. Adam McKay and HBO have created the amazing Succession program, so they are very reliable and amazing partners. "
When news of the limited series came out, he received many mixed reactions from fans of the movie, who were concerned that the series did not match the movie, especially if it was just an English remake. So when asked if the series will be told in English or Korean, Bong says that nothing is decided yet and that everything is still open for discussion, as plans will begin to form around March.
"I think this was not just the case in the US, but in most countries, including Korea, where audiences watch mostly home movies or Hollywood blockbusters," Bong said. "It was not very common for different films to cross continents and access different audiences. But I think the public is opening up to these films and the fact that this Korean film was Oscar nominated and actually adopted by the American public reflects this change of mind. attitude. It's like a proof of how the audience is opening up. "
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Parasite follows two families: the Park Family, which represents aspirational wealth, and the Kim Family, rich in street intelligence, but not much else. By chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims feel a golden opportunity. Conceived by college-age Ki-woo, the Kim children settle in as a tutor and art therapist in the parks. Thus, a symbiotic relationship is formed between the two families. Kims provide "indispensable" luxury services, while Parks improperly bankroll your entire family. When a parasitic intruder threatens the new comfort of the Kims, a savage and dominating battle for dominance begins, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.
Parasite is a peculiar tale about two families that are distant but somewhat similar worlds, portraying an impressive reality of the world in which we live. The film stars Lee Sun-Kyun (a hard day), Cho Yeo-Jeong (obsessed), Choi Woo Shik (Okja), Park So-Dam (The Priests) and Chang Hyae-Jin (Poetry).
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Bong and McKay will be the executive producers of the limited series. Kate Street Picture Company's Dooho Choi, CJ Entertainment's Miky Lee Cho Young Ki, Francis Chung and McKay's Hyperbole Industries partner Kevin Messick will also be executive producers. CJ's Kerry Ko will be co-executive with CJ producer Fred Lee.