The award-winning film Parasite is reportedly close to being signed off by HBO for a limited series.
Bong Joon-ho, who wrote and directed the acclaimed horror-action film, is teaming up with Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession) for a limited series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a deal has not yet been done but HBO came out on top following a fierce bidding war with Netflix for the rights.
Last week Parasite took home the Golden Globe for best motion picture in a foreign language. The Korean film won the 2019 Palme d’Or and is tipped for an Oscar.
The film follows a family who embed themselves into the lives of their wealthy employers before things turn deadly.
It’s unclear if the limited series will be a follow-up to the movie or an English-language remake. Bong and Adam McKay will both executive produce the series.
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