NEW YORK, USA – HBO has secured the rights to adapt South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s critical smash hit Parasite into a miniseries, the US cable channel said Thursday, January 9.
Television companies vying to adapt the movie include Netflix, which produced Bong’s 2017 hit Okja, entertainment website Deadline Hollywood reported.
A dark satire about the relationship between two families, Parasite has earned $130 million worldwide, picking up the coveted Palme d’Or at Cannes and a Best Foreign Film Golden Globe along the way.
“Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films,” the 50-year-old Bong said as he accepted the award at the Globes on Sunday, January 6.
“I think we use only just one language – the cinema.”
Already considered a favorite for the Foreign-Language Oscar – with the nominations announcement coming on Monday – some analysts say Parasite could be a contender to win Best Picture too.
Joining Bong on the adaptation will be Adam McKay, the Oscar-winning writer-director of The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2018). – Rappler.com