HBO's New 'Parasite' TV Series Might Star Mark Ruffalo
HBO's decision to adapt the South Korean film Parasite into a limited series is generating hype after the film's big night at the 2020 Oscars! The series is now reportedly eyeing Mark Ruffalo for a starring role. Learn more below!
News of an HBO adaptation of Bong Joon-ho's Parasite broke back in January. Director Bong Joon-ho is reportedly on as an executive producer for the series, as is American filmmaker Adam McKay.
Though the adaptation is still in its early stages, word is that HBO is looking at Mark Ruffalo as a possible star for the series.
What we know so far about the HBO adaptation
HBO's version of Parasite will be based on material that the film's director and writer, Bong Joon-ho, originally created for the film. Bong said that he wrote more content than could fit in a two-hour film, and it will feature in this new HBO adaptation.
Beyond his writing and producing, it is unclear just how involved Bong will be in the direction of the new series. He does have experience in Hollywood with two English language films, Snowpiercer and Okja, under his belt.
Parasite's big night at the 2020 Oscars
HBO is likely thrilled to have already secured the English language adaptation for Parasite and Bong Joon-ho's additional unfilmed material for the film. Parasite made history at the Oscars with wins of Best Picture and Best International Feature Film, as well as Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
Parasite was the first non-English language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. We await more details on HBO's new limited series adaptation of the film, which may just see Mark Ruffalo as a star!