• A limited series based on the movie "Parasite" is in the works at HBO
  • Bong Joon-Ho and Adam McKay are attached to the project
  • The movie has received more than 150 international awards till now

After becoming the most acclaimed movie of 2019, Bong Joon-Ho’s South Korean black-comedy “Parasite” is all set to become a TV series with one of the world’s leading cable network backing the project.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, a limited series around the blockbuster hit movie is in the works at HBO with Joon-Ho and “Vice” helmer Adam McKay in talks to produce the highly-anticipated show. However, the deals have not yet been finalized and no further details have been provided about the plot, too.

The movie has been receiving universal acclaim since its premiere at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. “Parasite” won the Palme d’Or and became the first film since 2013’s “Blue Is The Warmest Color” to win the prestigious trophy with a unanimous vote.

The movie chronicles the journey of the poor Kim family that enters the lives of the supremely rich Park family. The relationship between the two families takes a sharp twist when Kim’s plans of becoming rich get entangled in an unexpected incident.

The satirical comedy also became the first Korean movie to get nominations at the Golden Globes. The acclaimed movie was awarded Best Foreign-Language Film by New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) and it was given the Special Award by the American Film Institute (AFI).

Just recently, the film and Joon-Ho turned out to be the biggest winners at the 2020 National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) Awards. The movie was adjudged Best Picture while Joon-Ho won in the Screenplay category.

But the biggest moment in Joon-Ho’s life came when he was nominated for two trophies at the 2020 Golden Globes — considered to be one of the most prestigious awards shows after the Oscars.

The film, starring Song Kang-Ho, Lee Sun-Kyun, Cho-Yeo Jeong, Choi Woi-Shik, and Park So-Dam in pivotal roles, won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign-Language Film at the star-studded ceremony. While receiving the award, the director noted that the time people would try to “overcome” the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, they will be introduced to so many “amazing” films.

As of late, the movie has won more than 150 international awards and with the Academy Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards still to come, the numbers could go up.

The movie currently holds a score of 99 percent on the review site Rotten Tomatoes, and it has been nominated for seven Critics’ Choice Awards, including Best Picture.

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Poster of the 2019 Korean movie "Parasite". CJ Entertainment