Bong Joon-Ho To Release Parasite Storyboards As Graphic Novel

The storyboards have already been published in South Korea but 'Parasite: A Graphic Novel In Storyboards' will be out in the US on May 19.

Bong Joon-Ho is to release his Parasite storyboards as a graphic novel.

The 50-year-old director is known for the detailed sketches he produces for his films, often telling actors exactly where to stand or move in each scene, and now fans will be able to see them for themselves as Grand Central Publishing will be releasing a new book.

The 304-page novel will feature every scene in the movie as drawn by Bong himself, and it will also include a foreword from the director about making the film and his creative process.

Senior Editor Wes Miller, who acquired the graphic novel for Grand Central Publishing, said: "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.

"The result is an all-new way to experience the vertiginous delights and surprises of Bong Joon-Ho's deeply affecting, genre-defying story."

The storyboards have already been published in South Korea but Parasite: A Graphic Novel In Storyboards will hit shelves in the US on May 19.

In Singapore, as of Thursday (Feb 27), Parasite  surpassed The Battleship Island to become the second best-selling South Korean movie of all-time, with box-office earnings of $1.5 million. Train to Busan still the champ to beat, with $5.35 million. 

According to distributor Golden Village, Parasite, now in its 34th consecutive week of release, collected more than 50 per cent of its total box-office in the first months of 2020, following its triumphant wins at the Golden Globes and BAFTA. 

President Donald Trump's 'favourite movie' is currently showing on 30 screens, in in two versions — the original in colour, and the special black & white edition (at The Projector only).  — BANG

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