Parasite is one of the year’s top awards contenders, and now, it’s becoming an HBO limited series. The Hollywood Reporter confirms the film’s writer/director, Bong Joon Ho, will collaborate with Oscar-winning filmmaker Adam McKay (The Big Short) on the project.
THR reports that Bong and McKay have not completed their deal with HBO yet, but the network won a bidding war with Netflix for the distribution rights. HBO currently airs the TV series Succession, for which McKay executive produces and directed the pilot episode.
“Creative details are in the early stages,” THR notes, confirming the show will be in the English language. It’s unclear whether the series will be a follow-up or a remake of the South Korean film. McKay took to Twitter in July to praise the original movie as “one of the greatest cinematic statements on the cult of capitalism ever made.”
Bong and McKay are also set to executive produce alongside Kate Street Picture Company’s Dooho Choi, Hyperbole Industries’ Kevin Messick, and CJ Entertainment’s Miky Lee, Cho Young Ki, Francis Chung, and Fred Lee. CJ’s Kerry Ko will act as co-executive producer.
Parasite follows the wealthy Park Family and the destitute Kim brood as their lives intertwine. The twisty thriller has taken awards season by storm, earning three nominations at the Golden Globes and winning Best Foreign Language Film. The movie was also nominated for seven Critics’ Choice Awards and made history with its best ensemble nomination at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. It’s only the second foreign language film to be nominated, following 1997’s Life Is Beautiful.