Scorsese awaits next film by Oscar-winning 'Parasite' director

Brenda Watkins
February 21, 2020

Bong, who recently landed in Seoul, South Korea attended a news conference along with the Parasite cast and staff.

It became the first film in the history of Academy Awards to have won Best Picture even though it was a non-English film.

The movie, a blockbuster in Korea earlier than taking the USA awards season by storm, claimed 4 Oscars in complete out of 5 nominations, together with one for Bong Joon Ho's directing.

Accepting the finest director award, Bong had cited a remark by Scorsese, also a nominee for mob drama "The Irishman", to the effect that "The most particular is the most creative".

The class satire tells the story of how a family of four poor, unemployed people living in a slum basement apartment comically infiltrates a wealthy family residing at a luxurious mansion before things unravel violently and tragically.

It was shown at an worldwide film festival last month, when Bong said a viewer told him: "The black-and-white version makes the odor in the film feel more real".

During Wednesday's news conference, Bong said he was ready for a break after a successful yet exhausting Oscars campaign.

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But in recent weeks local infections have increased among residents with no history of travel to China . He traveled to Wuhan on a high-speed train on January 21 and returned to Hong Kong two days later.

"When I was in school, I studied Martin Scorsese's films".

"I read his letter a few hours ago and it was an honor", Bong Joon-Ho, stated.

"Why they did it should be a extensive-time period task (for viewers) but my work is to put together for the subsequent film, as Scorsese explained to me not to rest for a very long time".

He announced that he is now in talks for a TV adaptation of "Parasite" with HBO.

"We have smoothly taken the first step with HBO", said Bong, while denying reports that Mark Ruffalo and Swinton have been finalized as cast members.

The "Parasite" actor was too younger to go to the Oscars earlier this month to witness the movie's historic Greatest Image win, however his household captured his response as he watched the ceremony at residence.

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