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Bong Joon-ho’s hand-drawn 'Parasite' storyboards will be released as a graphic novel


Bong Joon-ho, the director of Oscar-winning film Parasite, is releasing his hand-drawn storyboards as part of a new graphic novel.

The South Korean black comedy thriller, which tells the story of a poor family who schemes to become employed by a wealthy family by infiltrating their household, emerged as the big winner at the 2020 Academy Awards when it won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.

Joon Ho’s film edged out competition from the likes Martin Scorsese film The Irishman, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Sam Mendes’ World War epic film 1917 and more to make Hollywood history.

Now, in a new method of showing his creative process behind the picture, Joon Ho’s storyboards will be published as part of a graphic novel containing more than 300 pages in total.

In hundreds of mesmerising illustrations, Parasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards is a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of one of the best films in years and a brand-new way to experience a global phenomenon,” publishing house Grand Central said. “As part of his unique process, Director Bong Joon Ho storyboarded each shot of Parasite prior to the filming of every scene.

“Accompanied by the film’s dialogue, the storyboards he drew capture the story in its entirety. Director Bong has also written a foreword and provided early concept drawings and photos from the set which take the reader even deeper into the vision that gave rise to this stunning cinematic achievement.”

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