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A Bong Joon Ho musical? Add that to the list of potential film projects that could be on the Oscar winner’s docket following the stunning Academy Awards triumph of “Parasite” earlier this year. The director tells Empire magazine that he would “love to make a movie musical” in the future, although it would be like no movie musical moviegoers have ever seen. As Bong explains, “Characters would begin singing, then think, 'Oh my God, fuck 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 said at the beginning of the month he was exhausted from his whirlwind Oscar season, so any “Parasite” follow-up movie probably won’t be happening for a good while. “Now that I finally have time, I'm trying to get back on it, but I'm so exhausted, mentally and physically,” Bong said when asked if he would be returning to filmmaking in the immediate future. “I'm just a shell of a human.”
The director is currently developing a television adaptation of “Parasite” for HBO. Aside from that project, Bong has not confirmed any additional projects by name. Bong said at the Oscars he is in the early stages of development on two different films, one that’s in Korean and “has unique elements of horror and action” and another that is English-language that is “based on a true event that happened in 2016.” Bong has not decided which film will take priority moving forward. It sounds like both of these projects would take precedence over a potential Bong movie musical.
Bong fans can now add a movie musical to the director’s list of passion projects. That list includes “a moody noir in the vein of Orson Welles' 'Touch of Evil,' set along the U.S. border with Mexico” via an interview he gave with Vanity Fair and a big action movie in the vein of the Steve McQueen-starring “The Great Escape.” Whatever film Bong chooses to make next, it’s sure to gain worldwide attention following the critical and commercial success of “Parasite.”
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Schitt's Creek Comedy Central, Pop TV 8:00 p.m. — Fans of this cult-hit series should prepare to be wrecked as the sixth season winds down to an end. The good news is that beloved shows don't die in the streaming era, and Dan Levy is open to a reunion down the road. With self-isolation being the name of the game right now, this and the show's unintentional pandemic banger might truly end up being a collective viewing event.
Parasite Hulu, Wednesday — Alright, so this biting, social-class satire officially does not arrive on Hulu until midnight on Wednesday, but it's worth celebrating Bong Joon Ho's history-making masterpiece landing on a streaming service near you. The film received a hefty box-office bump after winning so many awards that the director apologized to Oscar engravers, so if you still haven't watched, shoot your shot now.
The Resident FOX, 8:00 p.m. — Derek's improvement falls into jeopardy when he suffers a severe complication, and Kit's afraid that this might be more evidence of Cain's cover-up.
The Conners ABC, 8:00 p.m. — Bev is spreading happiness through her finances and decides to fund Mark's coding camp tuition.
Bless This Mess ABC, 8:30 p.m. — Jacob's after-prom event sounds potentially dicey after Kay suggests that Rio and Mike step up as chaperones.
Empire FOX, 9:00 p.m. — Cookie and Lucious have Andre committed to a treatment facility following his breakdown. Meanwhile, Cookie's feeling guilty about Andre's whole situation and wonders how her own troubled history may have contributed.
For Life ABC, 10:00 p.m. — After Cassius put white supremacists in the hospital, Aaron comes to his defense, while Marie's having more feelings for Aaron.
The Last O.G. TBS, 10:30 p.m. — The third season begins for Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish's show about an ex-con attempting to readjust to the world after a 15-year prison stint.
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The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon — Kerry Washington, Russell Wilson, Ciara
A Little Late With Lilly Singh — Adam Rodriguez, Kelsey Cook
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah — Noah's reporting live from his couch, and naturally, the subject of the night will be the ongoing pandemic and social distancing.