Parasite HBO Collection Reportedly Eyes Mark Ruffalo To Star
Following Parasite’s Greatest Image win on the 2020 Oscars, HBO is reportedly eyeing Mark Ruffalo to star within the community’s sequence based mostly on the movie.
Following Parasite‘s Greatest Image win on the 2020 Oscars, HBO is reportedly eyeing Mark Ruffalo to star within the community’s upcoming sequence based mostly on the film. Bong Joon Ho’s critically acclaimed movie made Oscar historical past final evening, turning into the primary non-english characteristic to ever be topped Greatest Image on the annual Academy Awards ceremony. The genre-blending title took house further wins for Bong’s route and unique screenplay (which he co-wrote with Jin Gained Han), on high of snagging the prize for Greatest Worldwide Function Movie.
Previous to Parasite‘s Oscar wins, it was reported Bong and Adam McKay had been growing an english-language restricted sequence for HBO based mostly on the movie. Particulars past which can be troublesome to return by in the meanwhile, although Bong has indicated the present would broaden the film’s universe and construct upon its themes about capitalism and financial inequality, versus merely remaking it. Equally, it isn’t clear but if the Parasite sequence would happen in South Korea, just like the film, or transfer the setting over to the U.S. Nevertheless, a brand new casting rumor could shed some gentle on that matter.
Collider is reporting Ruffalo is at present being thought-about to star in HBO’s Parasite sequence and has already been contacted by Bong immediately. There’s mentioned to be curiosity on each side, although precise negotiations have but to get underway. HBO has already issued an announcement to Collider about their report, saying “to speculate on any characters or casting is wildly untimely” at this level within the present’s growth.
Ruffalo, after all, is greatest recognized lately for enjoying Bruce Banner and the Hulk within the MCU, although his resume on this planet of impartial cinema runs a lot deeper (with at least three Oscar-nominated film performances underneath his belt). He is additionally recognized for his social and political activism each off and on-screen relating to his movie selections (see Darkish Waters for a latest instance), making him a superb match for one thing like Parasite. His potential casting additional suggests the restricted sequence could lengthen its gaze past South Korea to America and the function it performs within the bigger world economic system. Additional, this is able to be the second time an Avengers actor collaborated with Bong on a mission, after Chris Evans starred in his dystopian sci-fi comedian e book film Snowpiercer.
For now, Ruffalo’s casting and every thing else in regards to the HBO Parasite sequence are up within the air, pending Bong getting again to work after taking a much-deserved post-awards season break for the rest of this month. Followers of the unique film are understandably cautious of the present, particularly since there are such a lot of individuals who have but to really see Bong’s movie (one thing that can positively change because of its Greatest Image victory). Nonetheless, with Bong enjoying an lively function in its artistic growth, there’s motive to be hopeful the Parasite sequence will show to be a worthwhile enlargement of the film and never a misbegotten try to cash-in on its goodwill.