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Bong Joon-Ho Spared No Expense Putting Together The Parasite House

It's unbelievable how realistic the house in "Parasite" appears to be, despite being four sets seamlessly put together in post-production. Production designer Lee Ha-jun's process of constructing the array of sets that serve as the film's central location was briefly illustrated by filmmaker Bong Joon-ho in an interview with Vulture Magazine.
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Bong Joon-Ho Had A Subtle Impact On The King Kong Franchise

Warner Bros' Monsterverse seems to be doing pretty well for itself, having just greenlit two television shows for Apple, and a sequel to "Godzilla vs. Kong" after its box office success. People love seeing giant monsters do their thing. While Gareth Edwards' melancholic "Godzilla" is still my favorite of the four film franchise, I've slightly come around a bit on director Jordan Vogt-Roberts' "Kong: Skull Island." It's a flawed creature feature whose gnarly special effects are more alive than its human characters, and it doesn't exactly make its titular monster much of a compelling character, but Vogt-Roberts ("The Kings of Summer") provides enough flair to make this adaptation of the "Eighth Wonder of the World" his own.
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Bong Joon-ho opened the door for Ryusuke Hamaguchi to make Oscar nominee ‘Drive My Car’

Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi's film “Drive My Car” has drawn glowing reviews from nearly every critic who’s seen it. It picked up three awards at Cannes, won Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes, and is up for four Oscars: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best International Film, and it’s the first Japanese film ever nominated for Best Picture.

MICKEY7 Author Talks World Building, Immortality, and Bong Joon-ho

What does it mean to live? And does your life have less meaning if you can never die? Edward Ashton aims to answer those questions in his engaging new novel Mickey7. The titular character is what’s known as an Expendable. He can die over and over again and be resurrected. But when he’s resurrected, is it really the same him? That’s the question at the core of the story which was recently announced as Bong Joon-ho’s next movie project. Recently we chatted to Ashton about sci-fi, influences, existential crisis, and the genius of Director Bong.

Tom Holland Has Met With Bong Joon Ho Recently & Wants To Work With The Filmmaker On A Project

Tom Holland is on top of the world right now. Not only is he the star of the biggest box office success in years, “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” but he is prepping the release of “Uncharted,” which is the kickoff to what could be another massive franchise for the young actor. However, when you ask him who he’d like to work with in the future, his sights are set well below the mega-tentpole realm.

Could we one day see a Tom Holland and Bong Joon-ho collaboration?

Could we one day see Spider-Man in a Bong Joon-ho film? We might if Tom Holland gets his way. In a new interview with Hipertextual while promoting Uncharted, the actor was asked which director he’d really love to work with and one man immediately came to mind. “I love...

'Parasite' Director Bong Joon-Ho Shares His Favorite Movies of 2021

The Korean film magazine FILO recently published their 'best of 2021' and covered director Bong Joon-Ho's favorite films of 2021. Known for such films as Snowpiercer and the Oscar-winning Parasite, Director Bong has become one of the most revered and well-respected directors working in the world, so his opinion is highly valued. Director Bong's list features a wide array of films, some of which are heavily favored in the current Oscar season but some of which you may not have heard of.

Five Must-Watch Movies For Anyone New To Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho created some of the highest-grossing films in South Korea. His film Parasite also made history at the 92nd Academy Awards Awards as the first non-English film to win Best Picture. He also bagged the Best Director and Best Original Screenplay awards for the said film. His films are usually characterized by social themes and black humor. In an article published by Far Out Magazine, Bong Joon-Ho explained how he approaches the tone of his films in an interview with the American Film Institute (AFI). “I often get that question during festivals or press interviews but it’s always difficult to give you an answer because I’m never really conscious of it when I’m writing or shooting”. In fact, as the director further adds, he only notices the constant tonal shifts of his film when it’s finished, noting, “I’m surprised by it too. It just feels natural to me,” the director explained. If you haven’t watched any of the movies the acclaimed filmmaker has created, we encourage you to start. Here are five of Bong Joon-ho’s films that are worth watching.

Bong Joon-ho Reveals Favorite Movies of 2021, Including ‘Don’t Look Up’ and ‘Drive My Car’

Bong Joon-ho is a true cinephile’s cinephile. After years as a darling of America’s indie film scene, the South Korean writer-director enjoyed massive mainstream success with 2019’s “Parasite,” which swept the Oscars and made him one of the most talked about filmmakers in the world. His projects are famous for combining aspects of multiple genres and the director’s favorite films are similarly eclectic. His all time favorites run the gamut from Bergman and Truffaut to Tarantino and Spike Jonze, and now movie lovers can hear his thoughts on 2021’s crop of movies. In the latest print issue of South Korean film...
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'Parasite' Director Bong Joon-ho Teams Up with Robert Pattinson for His Next Film

Bong Joon-ho has found his next film after Parasite. Two years after his scathing social satire took home the Oscar for Best Picture, the South Korean filmmaker is at work on his next feature film. Bong will write and direct a sci-fi film based off Edward Ashton's forthcoming novel Mickey7, per Deadline. Tenet and High Life star Robert Pattinson is also in talks to star.

Robert Pattinson Up to Star in Untitled Project From Parasite Director Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean director known for an array of films ranging from The Host to Snowpericer, but these days, many know him best as the three-time Academy Award-winning director of Parasite. In 2020, the dramatic thriller took home the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. Fans have been eager to find out what's next for Bong Joon-ho, and it looks like he might be teaming up with Twilight alum and future Batman star, Robert Pattinson.

Robert Pattinson and Parasite director Bong Joon-ho teaming up for new sci-fi movie

Parasite director Bong Joon-ho has found his next project, and Robert Pattinson is set to star, Deadline reports. The currently untitled sci-fi movie will be inspired by the upcoming novel Mickey7 by Edward Ashton, which follows Mickey7, an Expendable – AKA a disposable employee – on a human expedition sent to colonize an ice world called Niflheim. When the mission gets too dangerous, the crew turns to Mickey, who can regenerate when he dies – with all his memories still intact.