Monday was a large day for Parasite — and it’s not simply due to the Oscar nominations. Director Bong Joon-ho shared new particulars in regards to the Parasite adaptation coming to HBO, a TV sequence primarily based on the film which additionally has The Massive Quick director Adam McKay connected. Seems, what appeared like a doubtful transfer for a movie so critically-acclaimed may really deserve some cautious optimism.
Shortly after Parasite earned six Oscar nominations, together with Finest Image, Finest Director, Finest Unique Screenplay, Finest Worldwide Movie, Finest Movie Enhancing, and Finest Manufacturing Design, Bong spoke with Selection in regards to the newly-announced HBO sequence. By an interpreter, Bong defined in regards to the Parasite HBO sequence plans: “Once I consider a restricted sequence, I actually consider it as an expanded movie. Like Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander, you’ve a three-hour theatrical model and a three-hour TV model. So my objective is to create a prime quality an expanded model of Parasite.
Moreover, Bong shared in regards to the Parasite TV sequence is “nonetheless very a lot within the early levels. I’ll quickly meet with Adam to speak in regards to the arrange. For now, a lot of issues are open.” That features whether or not the sequence will proceed to be set in South Korea, just like the function movie, or presumably in an English-speaking nation.
And on bringing in McKay, Bong shared with Selection,
“Adam McKay and HBO did very properly with Succession, to work with these artists who’ve created nice works I want to actualize this try to increase this movie and discover all of the concepts that I’ve had from the script writing stage from what may occur in between the scenes by means of the TV sequence.”
So, it looks as if this Parasite sequence is poised to go in some fascinating instructions. What’s clear is it is not going to be a direct remake for tv however it’ll nonetheless be tied to the world we noticed within the movie. Because it’s nonetheless early days, we should always anticipate much more thrilling information to come back out in regards to the venture within the coming months.
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