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BONG Joon-ho’s PARASITE Wraps Production
Oct 29, 2018
- Writerby Pierce Conran
SONG Kang-ho-Led Drama Due Out in First Half of 2019
Following a pair of high profile English-language projects, director BONG Joon-ho has returned to home ground for his seventh project, the Korean language Parasite. The film reunited him with SONG Kang-ho, and also features LEE Sun-kyun, JO Yeo-jeong, PARK So-dam and CHOI Woo-shik. Distributor CJ Entertainment revealed on October 23 that the project had completed production following a total of 77 shooting days.
SONG, who has appeared in BONG’s previous works Memories Of Murder (2003), The Host (2006) and Snowpiercer (2013), plays father to a brother and sister played by CHOI Woo-shik (who featured in Okja) and PARK So-dam (The Priests, 2015). LEE Sun-kyun (A Hard Day, 2014) plays the head of an IT company while JO Yeo-jeong (Obsessed, 2014) appears as his wife. Specific details remain under wraps but the story is said to focus on a disaster that befalls SONG’s family.
BONG is coming off his largest project to date, the Netflix-financed sci-fi Okja, which bowed in competition at the Cannes Film Festival last year and featured local actress AHN Seo-hyun surrounded by global stars such as Tilda SWINTON, Jake GYLLENHAAL, Paul DANO and Steven YEUN.
The film will be released at some point in the first half of 2019, with many speculating that it could vie for another competition slot at the Cannes Film Festival.