Bong Joon Ho's 'Parasite' series to be six-hour-long

Los Angeles, Jan 24 (PTI) Director Bong Joon Ho has plans to create a six-hour-long film for his proposed HBO limited series on 'Parasite', where he will expand on ideas that he could not include in the film.

'Parasite', a class satire set in Seoul, revolves around four members of the poor Kim family who scam their way into the employ of a much wealthier family, the Parks.

Bong, in an interview with The Wrap, revealed theories that may become a part of the storyline.

'So I had all these key ideas accumulated from when I started writing the script. I just couldn’t include all those ideas in the two-hour running time of the film, so they’re all stored in my iPad and my goal with this limited series is to create a six-hour-long film,' he said.

It seems that the original housekeeper of the Park family will have a key role.

'For example when the original housekeeper Mun Gwang (Lee Jung Eun) comes back in the late-night, something happened to her face. Even her husband asked about it but she never answered. I know why she had the bruises on her face. I have a story for that and aside from that why does she know the existence of this bunker?” 'What relationship does she have with that architect to know of this bunker? So I have all these hidden stories that I have stored,” he added.

'Parasite' became the first South Korean movie ever to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and took six nominations in all, including Best International Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

The director will serve as as an executive producer on the HBO series alongside “Succession” producer Adam McKay.

When asked by The Wrap about the launch day of the series, the director joked, 'Maybe 2027.' Besides Bong's favourite actor Song Kang Ho, 'Parasite' stars Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Lee Jung Eun and Chang Hyae Jin. PTI BK BK BK