CJ Entertainment Responds To Reports That “Parasite” Will Get A Hollywood Remake
CJ Entertainment, the investment distribution company for the award-winning film “Parasite,” has responded to reports that the film will be getting a remake in the United States.
On July 2, IndieWire (an online publication covering film industry news) reported that CJ Entertainment was in early talks for a Hollywood remake of “Parasite.” “Parasite” was the first Korean film to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and has been a box office success in South Korea.
IndieWire also reported that the original “Parasite” will be distributed in the United States (Los Angeles and New York) in October.
On July 3, a source from CJ Entertainment told OSEN, “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.”
The source added, “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.”
“Parasite” tells the story of Gi Taek (Song Kang Ho) and his family, who are all unemployed. When his eldest son Gi Woo (Choi Woo Shik) begins tutoring the daughter of a wealthy man (Lee Sun Gyun), the two families start to interact in unexpected ways.
The rights to distribute the film abroad have been sold to 202 countries around the world, including India, South Africa, Iceland, and Bulgaria. France was the first international territory to release the film in local theaters.