Oscar winner and acclaimed director Bong joon-ho have revealed that he has finished with the script of a Parasite He then decided to write after his grand Oscar award at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. Parasite made history last year when it won not one, but four Oscars in different categories, including gold for Best Picture. Parasite made history with the Best Picture award, becoming not only the first non-English language film to win in the category. In addition to Best Film, the film also won for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best International Film.
It was after this epic victory and universal recognition that Bong spoke of his interest in doing two follow-ups of Parasite. He later confirmed that he was simultaneously preparing two different scripts; one, a Korean action horror film set in Seoul and an English drama partially set in both the United States and the United Kingdom. And it seems that you are already halfway there, as you have completed the script for one of these projects.
Bong has kept the details under wraps for now and hasn’t even revealed which of the two sequels he’s talking about. However, from the brief synopsis he revealed above, the movies are less likely to be direct sequels to Parasite, but it may still be in the same genre as the original Oscar winner.
Parasite It followed the issues of class stratification in Korea and addressed the wealth disparity caused by central capitalism, leading to unaffordability and extreme inflation for the weaker economic sectors. Critical acclaim for the film was primarily pointed towards the unique perspective Bong used to portray these social differences, leaving details hidden for viewers, who could delve into the issues and address them on their individual levels.
Bong’s Parasite explored these themes and performed them with a mind-blowing and captivating turn of events throughout. Parasite It also ended with a dark but significant climax, which in a way indicates how the weakest sectors have to face the most dire consequences and sufferings. Bong’s follow-ups to his previous masterpiece may, in some ways, demonstrate similar themes.
Bong has described the process of writing these two films as quite complex, saying, “It feels like I’m splitting my brain between the left and right half writing these two scripts.” Hopefully Bong will reveal some details about the plot soon, and then maybe we can look forward to some interesting casting announcements. It will be interesting to see Song Kang-ho once again in another collaboration with Bong.
Parasite it marked a new phase in world cinema and perhaps changed the way international characteristics are perceived around the world. Bong Joon-ho’s statement on how people can reach more cinema beyond the barriers of subtitles means that the importance of films goes beyond cultural and language differences. A follow-up to such a movie would surely be viewed with high hopes and anticipation, and audiences will look forward to another nail biting on this one.
For now, all we can do is look forward to another intriguing and intense thriller from Bong Joon-ho that will recount us through another riveting cinematic experience.