Bong Joon-Ho’s next project will be a Korean horror-action film
In an interview with Variety, critically-acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon Ho has revealed that he is currently developing two new projects with the first one as a Korean-language film which he describes as a mix of horror and action. The other one will be an English-language film which will be based on a true event. Both films will be very different from one another but both would be in the same scale as Parasite and Mother.
“The Korean film is located in Seoul and has unique elements of horror and action. It’s difficult to define the genre of my films.” Bong said. “The English project is a drama film based on a true event that happened in 2016. Of course I won’t know until I finish the script, but it has to be set half in the U.K. and half in the U.S.”
Bong Joon-Ho gained international recognition for directing critically-acclaimed films such as: the crime drama Memories of Murder; the 2006 sci-fi horror film The Host; his first English-language film Snowpiercer which starred Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton and Octavia Spencer; the 2017 Netflix film Okja; and the recently released black comedy thriller Parasite starring frequent collaborator Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, and Choi Woo-Shik.
Parasite is a peculiar tale about two families who are worlds apart yet somewhat alike, portraying a striking reality of the world we live in. currently maintaining a 99% approval rating on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes. Due to its rave reviews, it is now in contention as the first Korean film to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Pictures.