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HBO to make a ‘Parasite’ miniseries

Jan 11,2020
HBO has secured the rights to adapt Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s critical smash hit “Parasite” into a miniseries, the U.S. 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 1-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 favorite 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.

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

AFP