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HBO to produce 'Parasite' miniseries

LIMITED SERIES. Bong Joon-ho's critically-acclaimed film Parasite will be getting the TV miniseries treatment. Photo from Parasite's Facebook page

LIMITED SERIES. Bong Joon-ho's critically-acclaimed film Parasite will be getting the TV miniseries treatment.

Photo from Parasite's Facebook page

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