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‘Parasite’ Likely to be Remade into U.S. Drama Series

‘Parasite’ Likely to be Remade into U.S. Drama Series

SEOUL, Jun. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Following the previous globally acclaimed film “Snowpiercer,” director Bong Joon-ho’s latest, Cannes-winning “Parasite” is presumed to become his second flick to be dramatized in the United States. Winning the top Palme d’Or prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the film was sold to film distributors in 192 foreign [...]

S. Korea’s First Palme d’Or Winner Sounds Alarm for Broadcasting Industry

S. Korea’s First Palme d’Or Winner Sounds Alarm for Broadcasting Industry

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Bong Joon-ho, director of “Parasite,” which won South Korea’s very first Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is also being recognized for signing standard labor contracts with each and every member of the production staff. In the broadcasting industry in South Korea, only a few have signed [...]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

CANNES, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean director Bong Joon-ho grabbed the highest honor at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival on Saturday for his black comedy movie “Parasite.” Bong became the first South Korean director to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Before him, Park Chan-wook was awarded the Grand Prix, the second-highest prize [...]

‘Okja’ is Gritty Mix of Two Different Human Perceptions of Animal, Says Director

‘Okja’ is Gritty Mix of Two Different Human Perceptions of Animal, Says Director

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean director Bong Joon-ho said on Tuesday he wanted to tell the story of an animal that can hold many different meanings to mankind in the Netflix-backed sci-fi film “Okja.” “I wanted to shoot a film about animal which can both be friend or family and food to [...]

Director Bong Joon-ho Gives a Peek at Much-anticipated ‘Okja’

Director Bong Joon-ho Gives a Peek at Much-anticipated ‘Okja’

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — In his acclaimed sci-fi thriller “Snowpiercer,” Bong Joon-ho offered a dystopian take on the future of human beings devastated by a man-made environmental calamity. Four years later, the Korean director returned with a new film imbued with the same potent message against human hubris, this time through the story [...]

Netflix Invests $50mln in Bong Joon-ho’s Upcoming Film

Netflix Invests $50mln in Bong Joon-ho’s Upcoming Film

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The U.S. streaming website Netflix has decided to cover all the expenses of “Okja,” an upcoming film by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, his production studio said Tuesday. Netflix will invest $50 million in the project, which will be co-produced by Plan B Entertainment, an American film production studio [...]

“Snowpiercer” Heroine Ko A-sung Signs with Hollywood Talent Agency

“Snowpiercer” Heroine Ko A-sung Signs with Hollywood Talent Agency

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean Actress Ko A-sung, a heroine of Bong Joon-ho’s dystopian sci-fi film “Snowpiercer,” signed an agency contract with a Hollywood talent agency Untitled Entertainment, said her management company 4Doors Entertainment on October 27. Ko’s signing with the Hollywood agency came after The New York Post spotlighted her on the [...]