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HBO Wins Rights to Korean Film ‘Parasite’ to Become a Limited Series

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Guess who won the right to adapt the award-winning movie “Parasite”? HBO! 

It will be adapted into mini-series, which will be directed by Bong Joon Ho.

It will be a collaboration with the Succession’s executive producer and director Adam McKay, according to Deadline. Parasite is a famous South Korean television film.

This is the 6th international film that has garnered the best picture Oscar nomination announced on Monday. It is the 11th foreign language film to be nominated in the 92 years of Oscars. 

This film also got six other nominations in total – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Film, Best Film Editing, and Best Production Design.

It was a fierce bidding war between the giants, HBO, and Netflix.

Movies of Bong Joon Ho movies end where it all started. 

One of his films, Memories of Murder, has a detective returning to the ditch where the serial killings all began. He has this great cinematography of letting people feel the emotions. The Mother dancing like grass, the litter girl who is back in the countryside. It all looks normal, but there is something different. 

Everyone has witnessed different horrors, and yet the world needs to go around. As always, Jonn Ho knows how to keep his audience moving.

Parasite is his latest direction, and it received an award from Cannes. He calls this his stairway movie. Why? Because it is an upstairs-downstairs film that involves class aspirationalism. 

The film starts at the half-basement apartment of a family, and its windows are just enough for someone to peep through from the ground. Korean spaces like half basements are common in Seoul. 

While this family wants to believe they are above the ground, theirs is a purgatory that meets between the living people and their psychological states. 

The family gets busy with their own lives. Then it starts, a Parasite drops down and morphs itself into something unexpected.

Joon Ho mentioned his plans about the series, “When I think of a limited series, I think of it as an expanded film. 

Like Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander, you have a three-hour theatrical version and a three-hour TV version. So my goal is to create a high quality an expanded version of Parasite”. 

He added “Adam McKay and HBO did very well with Succession, to work with these artists who have created great works I would like to actualize this attempt to expand this film and explore all the ideas that I’ve had from the scriptwriting stage from what could happen in between the scenes through the TV series.

From these, people should be excited to see what’s coming. There will be exciting things that this series will be a success. What we don’t know yet is if it would be a total remake of the movie for television, or will there be some twists for the project. 

The coming months will be intriguing as they would be able to give out some of their detailed plans like where will the set take place, in an English speaking country or South Korea?

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart
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NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (https://cutt.ly/NEWKID), announced its weekly chart for the 3rd week of August.

BLACKPINK retains its #1 spot in the NEW K.ID’s weekly chart for three consecutive weeks as they tie with WINNER’s previous record. BLACKPINK has announced a new single dropping on August 28th which will be a collaboration with American pop star, Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez also recently teased her collaboration with BLACKPINK on her Instagram post captioned, “SELPINK pulling up soon. 8/28”.

Photo: Instagram @selenagomez

Following their release of the single, BLACKPINK will be releasing their first debut album on October 2nd.

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PENTAGON, SHINee, GWSN, and N.Flying all retained their spots in TOP5. The 6th place, WINNER, celebrated their 6th year debut anniversary. MINO posted a photo of WINNER on his Instagram, celebrating the time and unforgettable memories that they have spent together for the last 6 years. 

Photo: Instagram @realllllmino

Ranked at #9, SF9’s Rowoon has been named as ‘The North Face white label’s F/W’ model and its brand ambassador. With a height over 6’3’’, Rowoon not only has a youthful personality but also has various talents as he can both sing and act in various entertainment fields. The North Face saw that Rowoon’s versatility perfectly matched its brand image and decided to partner with Rowoon.

Coming in at #10, DAY6’s sub-unit, Even of Day, is releasing a new album, ‘The Book of Us: Gluon – Nothing can tear us apart’ on August 31st. All 7 songs in the album are written and produced by the Even of Day members. Young K is expected to play guitar in place of Sungjin and Jae. JYP’s representative commented, “Young K showed his expertise on the bass guitar and will continue to play more instruments.” It was also mentioned that Wonpil’s synthesizer and Dowoon’s electronic drum will be key in this album.

Additionally, in last week’s ‘2020 SORIBADA BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS’, GWSN and LOONA won New Wave New Artist Awards while GFRIEND took the main prize (bonsang) home.

NEW K.ID, the only TV channel that allows viewers to enjoy K-POP Idol-related content programming 24/7 and exclusive episodes curated from 10K+ videos, is available at CH 511 for free on LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps on all Internet-connected devices.

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Death after unmasked arrest – Mexico Floyd

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

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Amid a stir across the U.S. over the “George Floyd” incident that killed white police abuses, similar cases of abuse of public power have been revealed in Mexico, sparking public outrage.

The daily El Universal has been protesting against the incident since it was belatedly revealed that construction worker Giovanni Lopez died the next day after being arrested by police in Guadalajara, western Mexico, on April 4.

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

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On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed face down in the street

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