Oscar winner Bon Joon-Ho's next a musical?


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His films feature social themes, genre-mixing, black humor, and sudden tone shifts

Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho (Twitter)

London: Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho is interested in making a musical in future.

However, the "Parasite" director, who is fresh off from a historic haul at Academy Awards 2020, said his version of a musical would have to be "different".

"I would love to make a musical. Characters would begin singing, then think, 'Oh my God, f*** this, this is too cheesy,' and stop suddenly.

"There are amazing musical films, like 'Singin' In The Rain'. But when I watch them, I feel very embarrassed and start blushing. So it would have to be... different," Bong told Empire magazine.

A sensational class satire, "Parasite" shattered the 92-year Oscars history recently as it became the first non-English language film to earn the best picture trophy. It was also South Korea's first ever win.

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The film also scooped Oscars in original screenplay, international film and directing for Bong, first ever for an Asian.

Bong will continue the "Parasite" saga in a TV series, which will expand on the universe that he created in the movie.