A ‘Parasite’ Miniseries is In the Works

After the Korean psychological thriller made history in the recent Golden Globes 2020, it seems that everyone now wants a piece of director Bong Joon-ho’s success.

Parasite Bong Joon-ho

Reports confirm that HBO, among so many television companies who’ve been vying for the chance, has officially secured the rights to adapt the critically-acclaimed movie into a miniseries for their Western audience. However, no other details about it have been revealed.

Rumor has it, though, that Adam McKay, the filmmaker behind Anchorman and The Big Short, is helming the miniseries.

It is also unclear whether the planned series will be an American remake or a sequel to the existing story.

(ALSO READ: ‘Parasite’ makes Golden Globes history)

Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written with Han Jin Won, is a genre-bending story of a poor South Korean clan that manipulates their way into the employ of a rich family. It was nominated for three awards at the 77th Golden Globes, including best screenplay and best director.

“Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films,” Bong said, accepting the Globe with the help of his translator, Sharon Choi. “Just being nominated along with fellow amazing international filmmakers was a huge honor. I think we use only one language: the cinema.”

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