NEW YORK (AFP) - HBO has secured the rights to adapt South Korean film-maker Bong Joon-ho's critical smash hit Parasite into a mini-series, the US cable channel said on Thursday (Jan 9).
Television companies vying to adapt the movie included Netflix, which produced Bong's 2017 hit Okja, entertainment website Deadline Hollywood reported.
"Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films," the 50-year-old Bong said as he accepted the award at the Globes on Sunday (Jan 5).
"I think we use only one language - the cinema."
Already considered a favourite for the foreign-language-movie Oscar - with the nominations announcement coming on Monday (Jan 13) - some analysts say Parasite could be a contender to win best picture too.
Joining Bong on the adaptation will be Adam McKay, Oscar-winning writer-director of The Big Short (2015) and Vice (2018).