Following its global critical and commercial success, the parasitic film written by Pong Jun-ho is set to be adapted into the series in the United States. What do we already know about this project?
[Mis à jour le 05 juillet 2021 à 20h30] After his Palm D’Or and 4 Oscars, Bong Jun-ho’s parasitic film didn’t talk about him because the director is producing a TV series in the same universe. The series, co-produced by HBO with Adam McKay, who specializes in producing heirs to the American encrypted channel, does not want to be an adaptation of the film, but is more to the universe. In an interview with Collider, published in 2021, Adam McKay described it as an “original series” that takes place in the same universe as the film, but is an original story that takes place in the same world. “
The producer also said that Pong Jun-ho and he used the prison in 2020 to write the plan for the series. The South Korean director, who was crowned at the Oscars in early 2020, said the series allows him to “make a six-hour film” in which he wants to explore all the side stories that the original film could not bring. “I have a lot of hidden stories that I had.” Therefore, he wants to use them for series produced on HBO, however, there is currently no release date.
Summary – Ki-tag’s whole family is unemployed. He is particularly interested in the lifestyle of the wealthy Park family. But an incident happens and 2 families unknowingly, in a very strange story …
Pong Jun-ho is a South Korean director whose cinematography is particularly interesting. Characterized by his ability to mix genres, his films have consistently won awards in South Korea and internationally. Pong Jun-ho, the father of parking dogs, but considered to be his first masterpiece in Memories of Murder, directed The Host and Snowpiece. Most recently, his Ojha film aired exclusively on Netflix and was even offered for competition in Cannes. His seventh film, Parasite, won the Palm D’O at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
When it was published in France, the press was frantic about the parasite. For 20 minutes, the film has everything it takes to become a cult film: “The parasite is so well packaged, we want to get there immediately”. Le Picaro confirms that the film presented in Cannes “did not steal its golden palm”. Le Telegram also praises the talent of the actors, “adding a lot of nuances and at least being tasty to say the least.” Premiere, a specialty magazine that published its review in Fifteen Days in Cannes, was already wondering if the parasite had gotten the hang of it because Bong Jun-ho had signed here as “a film that is really worrying enough.” The first parasitic feeling of this palm, the parasite got it well and turned the feature film article into theaters!
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The Palm D’Or effect actually worked for Pong Jun-ho’s parasite! During its first theatrical release in France in early June 2019, Parasite attracted 1.724 million viewers in France. An interesting figure representing revenue according to Cannes’ choices and public preferences. The parasite has been the most-visited palm d’Or in France since 2004. It was not only the French who loved parasites. The film grossed a total of 7 157 million worldwide. A great adventure for a South Korean film!
Video versions of the parasite are commercially available in France. You have several versions available, including a “simple” version without the bonus at 19.99 at DVD and 24.99 at Fluor. Amazon Or Fnac For example. A collector’s version of the Steelbook case with Fluore, Flure 4D, bonus Flore and movie on DVD goes on sale on February 28, 2020. You can order this Amazon Or Fnac. A collector’s box limited to 1,500 copies was also put up for sale Jokers Shop, The online store of the French distributor of the parasite, but it is no longer in stock.
Parasitic film can be legally obtained on regular VOD sites for rent or purchase. Renting it costs from 99 4.99 on FilmoTV, UniversCiné, Canal VOD and MyTF1 VOD. The film is also available for digital purchase on similar platforms starting with Platform 9.99. Be careful not to buy or rent the image in the desired definition: sites offer both high definition and often sell for more than the standard definition.
The parasite has achieved both business success and respect success. In addition to Palm D’Or, Pong Jun-ho’s film has garnered much attention, winning several awards around the world, including the Oscars and Caesar in France. Here is a review of the key nominations and awards received for the film Parasite.
- Cannes Film Festival 2019: Palm D’Or / AFCA Prize
- Sydney Film Festival 2019 : Best Picture
- Golden Globes 2020: Best Foreign Language Film
- Screen Actors Guild Awards 2020: Excellent distribution
- BAFTA 2020: Best Original Screenplay / Best Foreign Language Film
- Oscar 2020: Best Picture, Best International Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay
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