It wasn’t long since Parasites make history at the Oscars (winning the awards for Best Film and Best Director, among others), so that Adam McKay and HBO will mobilize to develop a series. Bong Joon-ho was for the work, and in a few days he agreed to partner with McKay to work on the project, which in its first weeks tested as protagonists to Mark Ruffalo Y Tilda Swinton. The signings of these interpreters have not yet been confirmed, because in fact there has not been much news related to the series in all this time. Now, interviewed on the podcast Happy Sad ConfusedMcKay has given a little update.
“It is developing at full speed”, he assures. “We are enjoying it a lot. We just had an incredible screenwriting room. I basically sketched the series with Director Bong during the quarantine, with him supervising. “. The pandemic would have caused a small delay in the plans of McKay and Bong, but everything indicates that both already know officially which line the series should follow. And the main thing we have to know about it is that it is not going to be constituted as a remake of the South Korean film winner of the Palme d’Or, but will tell an original story, set in the same world. Since that world besieged by capitalism is also ours, the director of The vice of power has had to specify a bit.
“It is an original series. It is in the same universe as the feature film, but it is an original story that is set in that same world ”, Explain. “Sometimes in life you are very lucky, and for me to get to work close to the orbit of Bong… usually when I hear people say ‘honor me’ it sounds like shit to me, but I feel legitimately honored. And I’m having a great time “. Indeed, McKay is delighted to work with the filmmaker, who before winning the Oscar already hinted where he could shoot in case Parasites had continuity. Bong has “Various ideas stored on your iPad”, and his goal with the miniseries is “Create a six-hour movie.”
“For example, when the original housekeeper comes home at night and turns out to have something on her face.”, he detailed at the time. “The husband asks her about it, but she never answers. I know why he had the bruises on his face. I have a story for that and besides, why do you know about this bunker? What relationship do you have with the architect to find out about this bunker? There are several hidden stories that I have been storing ”. The series (or miniseries) of Parasites It has no filming date or release date on HBO yet.