Bong Joon-ho's critical 'Parasite' to soon turn into a miniseries

AFP New York Jan 10, 2020, 11.13 AM(IST)

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Oscar 2020 probable 'Parasite' has been earning critical praise and prestigious awards across the world all of 2019. 

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.

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.

"I think we use only just one language -- the cinema."

Already considered a favourite 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. Read: 21 movies you should watch before Oscars 2020


Joining Bong on the adaptation will be Adam McKay, the Oscar-winning writer-director of 'The Big Short' (2015) and 'Vice' (2018).