Bong Joon Ho
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Korea (South)


Bong has been absent from movie screens since the 2019 release of his satiric class-warfare thriller “Parasite,” which won four Oscars, including best director, best original screenplay and — in a first for a foreign language film — best picture. But the Korean filmmaker’s presence has been felt on the small screen in the meantime with TNT’s series adaptation of his 2013 feature “Snowpiercer,” and he has several projects in the works, including a “Parasite” TV adaptation for HBO, a Korean-language CGI-animated drama about humans and deep-sea creatures from VFX house 4th Creative Party, plus two features from Seoul-based prodco Barunson E&A. He is also producing “Sea Fog,” Participant Media’s English-language adaptation of his 2014 immigrant smuggling dram, which he co-wrote but didn’t direct.



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  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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