Here’s What We Know So Far

Allan I. Fleming

The 2020 Academy Awards stunned every person Feb. nine when its coveted Best Image trophy went to Parasite. The critically acclaimed South Korean suspense-thriller-drama-comedy also attained awards for Best Director for Bong Joon-ho, Best Intercontinental Film, and Best Authentic Screenplay—the very first South Korean movie to win any of these awards. Specified the film’s significant good results, it should arrive as no shock that a Parasite HBO series is on the way, helmed by Bong and Succession’s Adam McKay.

The original film—no spoilers!—follows the lousy Kim loved ones whose son, Ki-woo (Choi Woo-shik), will get a occupation tutoring the child of a rich loved ones. It’s a potent, dim, clever class warfare tale that gained the Palme d’Or at Cannes around the summer and built it onto numerous critics’ most effective-of-the-12 months lists.

McKay and Bong hatched the notion for the minimal series just before the film’s historic Oscar wins. And while the modest display screen has been awash in movie-to-Tv set variations recently, which include Fargo, Shooter, Limitless, and Westworld, the Parasite series will probably appreciate Bong’s total resourceful enter.

The job, on the other hand, is nevertheless in its early phases of preproduction. Although aspects are mum on the series so much, here’s every little thing that we know so much.

Writer-director Bong Joon-ho backstage at the 92nd Academy Awards
Author-director Bong Joon-ho backstage at the 92nd Academy Awards David Fisher / Shutterstock

Bong Will Be Back

The Parasite series will be an additional strike from the Bong, however it is unclear at this time what job the award-profitable writer-director will get on. At this level, Bong and McKay are establishing the miniseries. Bong instructed TheWrap in an job interview that he has an iPad total of concepts that did not make the ultimate slash of Parasite, which he co-wrote with Han Jin-gained, that he would like to get into the miniseries. Character backstories and times with secondary people that we by no means got to see on-display screen. He plans to seek advice from with McKay, who is also govt-producing with Bong, to hash out story aspects at a later date.

The Confined Sequence May Be Six Several hours Lengthy

Talking with The Hollywood Reporter, Bong stated his need to pour his concepts into an extended get on the story. “I genuinely needed to check out people concepts freely with a five- or 6-hour movie,” he claimed. “With the Tv set series for Parasite, I imagine we’ll be able to develop a higher-good quality, expanded movie.”

Kang-ho Song, Choi Woo-shik, Hye-jin Jang, and Park So-dam in
Kang-ho Song, Choi Woo-shik, Hye-jin Jang, and Park So-dam in “Parasite” Curzon Artificial Eye/Kobal

It Won’t Right Remake the Movie

Specified Parasite’s open up-finished conclusion, some have speculated that the miniseries would prolong further more, perhaps even acting as a sequel to the movie. But the scarce interviews with Bong about the job make this feel unlikely—rather, the miniseries would be an expanded get on Parasite’s story, which include concepts and story arcs that Bong by no means got to in good shape into his two-hour slash of the movie.

“For instance, when the [housekeeper] Mun Gwang [Lee Jung Eun] comes again in the late-night, something transpired to her confront. Even her husband requested about it but she by no means answered,” he claimed. “I know why she experienced the bruises on her confront. I have a story for that.”

It Will Possibly Be in English

Bong’s no stranger to English-language films, having beforehand prepared and directed the Chris Evans–starring post-apocalyptic action movie, Snowpiercer, and Netflix’s ensemble weather change drama, Okja. The director famously claimed at the Golden Globes that “once you triumph over the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be released to so numerous more awesome films.” But the involvement of McKay—known also for The Big Shorter and Vice—and Parasite’s newfound position as Best Image winner feel to advise the miniseries will be an English-language adaptation of the story. (Snowpiercer is becoming tailored into a TNT series, as effectively, also govt-manufactured by Bong.)

Mark Ruffalo at the 92nd Academy Awards
Mark Ruffalo at the 92nd Academy Awards Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP / Shutterstock

Mark Ruffalo Is Reportedly Eyed to Star

In spite of no bargains in location and no casting currently underway, reporting by TMZ and Collider advise that Avengers and Dark Waters star Mark Ruffalo has been eyed to star in the job. “I’d be honored to be able to play something in that. It’d be interesting to part of it,” he instructed TMZ. It’s unclear which job he’d get if he even signed on—perhaps the very good-humored, raveled, lousy patriarch played by Song Kang-ho, or is Ruffalo more in line with the affable, effectively-groomed, abundant patriarch played by Lee Sunshine-kyun?

For now, the series is also called Parasite, and more aspects are predicted to arise in the coming months. Bong could possibly nevertheless be partying following his Oscar win, following all. Give the guy some time.

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