Bong Joon-Ho, the mastermind behind Oscar winner “Parasite,” just announced that he’s recently finished one of the two scripts he’s been working on. This is exciting news in the film world, as Joon-Ho is one of the best writer-directors of his generation and is largely responsible for bringing foreign films into the American mainstream.
The plots of each film are still unknown, however we have a couple clues. In a 2019 interview with Variety, the director revealed that he was working on one Korean-language project taking place in Seoul and fits within the horror-action genre Joon-Ho’s films so often frequent. The second would be an English-language drama taking place in the U.S. and the U.K. and will be based on a true event from 2016.
But finishing these scripts was no easy task. In a recent podcast with fellow writer-director Rian Johnson, Bong remarked that “It feels like I’m splitting my brain in half left and right writing these two scripts. But I finished one last week.”
The director’s diligence has always impressed me. While directors like Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorcese often wait decades in between films, it seems Joon-Ho can’t wait to be back on set. And as an avid lover of “Parasite,” “Snowpiercer,” and “The Host,” I can safely say I’m excited too.