Parasite was the Oscar-winning picture that prompted Donald Trump to voice his disproval, but for more judicious cinephiles the success of Bong Joon-ho’s probing picture was highly welcomed.
Now the Korean has confirmed that work on two follow-ups films are coming along nicely. Speaking to the podcast The Director’s Cut, he said, “It feels like I’m splitting my brain in half left and right writing these two scripts. But I finished one last week.” Whilst plot details remain unknown, Bong did, however, confirm that one is written in Korean, while the other is in English.
The legendry auteur also added, “The Korean film is located in Seoul and has unique elements of horror and action. It’s difficult to define the genre of my films.”
Before adding further details pertaining to the English language script, he said: “The English project is a drama film based on a true event that happened in 2016. Of course, I won’t know until I finish the script, but it has to be set half in the UK and half in the US.”
Details on the true event in question remain unknown at this stage, but speculation fuelled by the director’s remarks is rife.
Moreover, as if two new films weren’t enough, Joon-ho also confirmed that he is working alongside HBO and director Adam McKay to develop a serial version of the drama for the American network. Once again, the plot details are unclear regarding this, but there is plenty of excitement stemming from the pedigree of the names involved.
With lockdown restrictions still disrupting filming globally, it is unclear when Bong’s finished script will go into production, but hopefully, it is sooner rather than later for eager fans.