After its successful world premiere at Cannes 2019, the South Korean film Parasite has not ceased to accumulate praise. Winner as Best Foreign Film in the Golden Globes, she has won 135 awards and 171 nominations.
Such is the phenomenon that HBO is considering turning it into a series, after the director and screenwriter of the film, Bong Joon Ho, associated with his no less laureate colleague Adam McKay, one of the brains responsible for The Big Short, Vice and Succession, among other accomplishments.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, there is no agreement, but the filmmakers are having conversations with HBO, which was imposed on Netflix in a fierce war of rights deals.
Parasite tells the story of the cunning Kim family, whose four members work and enjoy the comforts of the wealthy man in the wealthy Park, without their employers knowing about their kinship relationship.
It is not clear if the series will be some kind of sequel to the film or a new English version, it determined the medium on the realization that will be broadcast on the screens of the Time Warner subsidiary.
The press release reminded that the feature film, which he described as a reflection of the class struggle as a thriller, has raised more than $ 23 million dollars at the local box office and another $ 130 million dollars in the rest of the world, and Outlines as one of the most successful Oscar candidates.
The creative details are in the early stages, but Bong and McKay will adapt the film for a limited series in English. The couple will also be executive producer, as will Dooho Choi, for Kate Street Picture Company, and Miky Lee, Cho Young Ki and Francis Chung, of CJ Entertainment, added.
Another executive producer is Kevin Messick, a McKay partner at Hyperobject Industries. Jerry Ko and Fred Lee, both of CJ Entertainment, will serve as executive co-producer and producer, respectively, The Hollywood Reporter.