South Korean director Bong Joon ho’s powerhouse movie Parasite made history at the Oscars. Parasite became the first non-English-language film to win Best Picture. With such a monumental achievement, fans are wondering what is next? Well, in case you didn’t know, there is a limited series based on the film in the works at HBO. There is nothing really to report on that front, since it’s so early on in the process. But, Collider is reporting that Mark Ruffalo may be eyed at one of the leads in the series.
Joon ho is teaming up with Adam McKay for the series. It’s expected to have about five or six episodes and be based on the Oscar-winning script that was written by Bong and Han Jin-wan. There really aren’t any plot details yet and it’s being told that the characters won’t mirror the ones in the movie. This is all leading up to us saying that we are unsure who Ruffalo would be playing.
Also, keep in mind that Ruffalo has not been cast, he’s just been looked at. Production is likely to start before next year, considering McKay is busy with several other projects. Bong has stated before that once Oscars were done and Bong had a break, then he would get back into the swing of things for the upcoming series.
Bong had previously commented about the series:
“I had all these key ideas accumulated from when I started writing the script. I just couldn’t include all those ideas in the two-hour running time of the film, so they’re all stored in my iPad and my goal with this limited series is to create a six-hour-long film.”
Those ideas entail:
“When the original housekeeper Mun Gwang (Lee Jung Eun) comes back in the late-night, something happened to her face. Even her husband asked about it, but she never answered. I know why she had the bruises on her face. I have a story for that, and aside from that, why does she know the existence of this bunker? What relationship does she have with that architect to know of this bunker? So I have all these hidden stories that I have stored.”
Are you excited for a Parasite limited series?
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