- 08 Jul 21
The prolific director, who won the Oscar for Best Director for 'Parasite,' has also revealed that he is finished writing the first of two new films. Photo: Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock
Bong Joon-ho has offered more details on a forthcoming Parasite TV series. The spin-off was first announced last year, with Bong spearheading the project alongside Succession's Adam McKay.
The Oscar-winning director spoke about the project at Cannes, saying: “Parasite is a film on wealthy and poor families, and that is a problem everywhere. [The television series] will be something of great genius, I hope. I worked with Adam McKay and he’s figuring out the scenario. We’re going to do it in the United States.
“The subject continues to have resonance in France and elsewhere,” he continued. “Many of [us] would like to be rich, but I think in all of us there is a fear of becoming poor. I’m involved in the HBO adaptation...It will be a black comedy. This time I’m giving my input as a producer.”
The filmmaker also shared news that he has finished writing one of two follow-up films to his Oscar-winning masterpiece, saying: “It feels like I’m splitting my brain in half left and right writing these two scripts. But I finished one last week."
One of the films will be in English and the other, set in Seoul, will be in Korean.