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CJ Entertainment responds to rumors of Hollywood remake of 'Parasite'

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Jakarta  /  Thu, July 4, 2019  /  04:19 pm
CJ Entertainment responds to rumors of Hollywood remake of 'Parasite'

A still from the critically acclaimed Korean hit "Parasite". (CJ Entertainment/File)

In an article published on July 2, IndieWire reported that South Korean investment distribution company CJ Entertainment was "in early talks" for a Hollywood remake of its award-winning film Parasite.

This claim has since been refuted by CJ Entertainment.

Soompi reported that a representative of CJ Entertainment clarified to South Korean news site OSEN on July 3, “As the winner of the Palme d’Or, and also as director Bong Joon-ho’s latest film, it is true that there is a lot of interest in the movie overseas. However, there are no concrete plans or talks for a remake.”

“We think [these rumors spread] because there is currently a lot of interest in the film Parasite. While talks are progressing, none of them have yielded results,” added the source.

Read also: 'Parasite', South Korean comedy about class rage, wins Cannes gold

IndieWire has since written an update on the same article to correct its claim.

While a remake isn’t in the works, Parasite will be screening in Los Angeles and New York in October as film distributor NEON acquired the rights for its North American release.

Internationally, Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or-winning tragicomedy will be screening in countries such as India, South Africa, Iceland, Bulgaria and France.

The film comments on class disparity and brings a deeply engaging dark comedy-drama with thriller elements to the big screen. It tells the story of Gi Take (Song Kang-ho) and his family as they struggle in the face of unemployment. One day, his son Gi Woo (Choi Woo-shik) begins tutoring the daughter of a wealthy family and from there, the story unfolds in unexpected ways. (ayr/wng)

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