Variety is reporting that Parasite’s distributor Neon is looking to expand the film’s theater count to around 2,000 after winning Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, Best International Film, Best Director, and Best Director.
A historical night for South Korean filmmakers and Korean cinema.
The Bong Joon Ho film is an exciting mix of comedy, thriller, and family drama combined into a story that propels itself beyond language/cultural barriers as it speaks towards the class divide which is an international topic.
I couldn’t help but notice Parasite has the dark humor of a Quentin Tarantino film mixed with the slick technical and production design of a David Fincher film, but still being it’s own thing.
It’s already doing strong numbers considering the film cost $11 million to make and has earned an impressive $165.4 million globally, $35.5 million coming from the domestic earnings.
With the film doubling where it can be seen you don’t have too many excuses not to see this fantastic film.
HBO is developing an English-language series based on the film.
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.