HBO to produce Parasite miniseries

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Writer-director Bong Joon Ho is teaming with Adam McKay for the series. "Parasite" recently won the Foreign Language Film prizes from the NYFCC, the National Board of Review, and the Golden Globes.

The film tells the story of two families from different sides of the class divide where members of a poor family scheme and manage to get to work in a wealthy household. As you may know, he wrote and directed the stunning 2017 film Okja.

McKay has been growing his dramatic talents in recent years with films such as The Big Short and Vice, and as executive producer of the success of critical success on HBO. "Bong chose to start the project at HBO and partnered with executive producer McKay, who made a first deal with HBO / HBO Max terminates".

"Parasite", which won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and is an Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture, earned $24 million in North America and $130 million worldwide. Dooho Choi from Kate Street, Francis Chung from CJ Entertainment and Kevin Messick from Hyperobject Industries will also executive produce the prospective project along with Miky Lee and Cho Young Ki. Fred Lee will produce for CJ. However, as in most of Bong Joon Ho's films, things take a twisted, sinister turn, throwing the Kims' flawless plans off the rails. But at the same time, something feels a bit out of the prospect of turning Parasite into a more palatable package for English-speaking audiences who just don't want to read the subtitles.

They won't, however, be the first force to bring Parasiteto TV.

In 2019, acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho came up with a black comedy-drama thriller film, titled Parasite, and it was widely acclaimed by critics across the globe.