One year on from the stratospheric success of Parasite and Bong Joon-ho has revealed that he’s finished one of two follow-up films to his Oscar-winning hit.
Speaking on The Director’s Cut podcast, 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.” Not much has been revealed about the plot of the films, but Bong confirmed that one is written in Korean, while the other is in English.
The director also said that “the Korean film is located in Seoul and has unique elements of horror and action”. He added: “It’s difficult to define the genre of my films. 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”.
If two spin-offs wasn’t already enough, Bong is developing a Parasite HBO series with Adam McKay, AKA the brain behind films such as The Big Short and Vice, as well as the Golden Globe-winning drama, Succession.
While details of the series are still unclear, it’s set to utilise some of the discarded ideas from the film’s original script.
Revisit our interview with the filmmaker here.