Parasite Director Bong Joon Ho To Release Storyboards As Graphic Novel

Written by: Trina Dong – February 20th 2020, 4;40am pst

Academy Award-winning Director Bong Joon Ho is set to release a Parasite graphic novel consisting of the film’s storyboards on May 19 in North America by Grand Central Publishing. It was previously published as Parasite: The Screenplay and Storyboard Book in South Korea last October.

Parasite Cast Woo-sik Choi, Kang-ho Song, Hye-jin Jang, So-dam Park _Parasite Still Courtesy of NEON

Parasite fans are really in for the most delectable treat with this one! The novel will be 304 pages drawn by Bong himself. Readers will get to relive every single mesmerizing scene, page by page.

“Director Bong’s illustrations share the illuminating power of his writing and directing, making the Parasite graphic novel a gorgeous, riveting read and fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of one of the best films of the year,” Grand Central Publishing senior editor Wes Miller said in a statement.

The pages will also include the film’s dialogue and stage directions translated from Korean to English. In addition, there will be a foreword written by Bong about his creative process.

“The filmmaking process of Parasite was more focused — like you are looking at these incidents and people in the story with a microscope. You’re looking at them very, very closely. Everything was very elaborate, very finely tuned,” Bong shared in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

IMG_002_Bong Joon Ho_Parasite Behind The Scenes Courtesy of NEON

Parasite is the first non-English language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. It also won awards for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Film. The ensemble cast includes many renowned South Korean actors including Song Kang-ho, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Cho Yeo-jeong, Lee Jung-eun, Lee Sun-kyun and Chang Hyae-jin.

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IMG_003_Parasite Cast and Crew_Oscars Red Carpet Courtesy of Getty Images

While you’re waiting to take a deep dive into the genius mind of Director Bong through his very own hands, you can watch Parasite on all major VOD platforms. Oh, you’ve already seen it? Trust me, watch it again! You’ll find something new every time.

About The Author:

Trina Dong is a host and writer at AfterBuzz TV. She’s also an actress and screenwriter that can likely be found binge watching anything from the latest K Drama to Floribama Shore.

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