Adapting Parasite for an HBO limited series? Sounds like peak Hollywood. Getting its fangs into a foreign hotness. Lame. But! Wait! Bong Joon Ho is involved? Okay, okay. Now, I’m a little intrigued.
The trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s next flick has dropped, for the movie Okja. Joon-ho is a sneaky beast of a director, with both The Host and Snowpiercer on his resume (among others). So, the wonky premise of a girl and her super pig, combined with the director, has me excited.
Snowpiercer was dope. Maybe not worth the effusive accolades the internet slathered about its robust chest, praising it and rubbing, praising it and rubbing. But dope. And so I’m glad to see that someone is stepping up to funding director Bong Joon-Ho’s next movie.
Snowpiercer finally has its United States release date! And fucking guess what! It may be coming out in the summer, but the Weinstein Czars certainly have buried the release in a pile of the proverbial frosted flakes! Holy shit.
If you haven’t been following the news: Snowpiercer is a universally acclaimed science-fiction flick. It’s been bought up by those Weinstein fucks, who are insisting on original-cut-of-Blade-Runner levels of amendments to the movie. There’s been a back and forth, with the director and we haven’t gotten the movie due to it. Here’s an international trailer (complete with synopsis ’cause…you know, trailer’s in Japanese) teasing what we’re missing.