‘Train to Busan’ Director Yeon Sang-ho talks ‘Parasite: The Grey’

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'Train to Busan' Director Yeon Sang-ho talks 'Parasite: The Grey'

from zombie train to busan for supernatural powers hell Bound and parasitic organisms Parasite: The GrayKorean director Yeon Sang-ho’s masterpiece inspires fantastical monsters to launch a deep, searing critique of the evil lurking amongst humanity.

Yon’s latest Netflix series, Parasite: The Gray, is an adaptation of a popular manga called parasite by Hitoshi Iwaki, which was published by Kodansha from 1989 to 1994. Premiering on the streamer tomorrow (April 5), the six-episode thriller stars Jeon So-ni (when my love blooms), Koo Kyo-hwan (DP, flee mogadishu) and Lee Jung-hyun (decision to leave, Peninsula,

yeon read parasite in his youth and refers to himself as a seong-deok, a Korean slang term for “successful fan” (a longtime fan who finally meets his idol). In Parasite: The GrayA young woman named Su-in (played by Jeon) is torn between her humanity and the parasite’s influence, while a team called The Gray, led by Joon-kyung (played by Lee), seeks to hunt down and eliminate these parasites. Is determined to. creatures. “At the time, I remember thinking how this happened in Japan and what if the same thing happened in Korea,” Yeon told Deadline. “It all really started from my imagination of loving manga so much.”

After seeing Jeon So-ni in several independent films, working with her had been on Yeon’s radar for several years. In Parasite: The GrayAfter working together, he also reunited with Koo Kyo-hwan and Lee Jung-hyun. train to busan sequel Peninsula In 2020.

On Koo’s casting, Yeon said she needed someone who was fun and entertaining to provide some comedic relief to balance. Parasite: The GrayThe dark drama of. He added, “I thought he would be the complete opposite of the lead character, who is a more sad and serious character.” “The character Kyo-hwan plays is almost like a messenger between the two very different characters of Soo-in and Joon-kyung.”

In the early stages of development, Yeon initially wanted to adapt parasite In silence of the Lambs Thriller genre. Yeon said, “I was planning a darker, more serious tone and crime-investigation-thriller genre.” “However, I thought the reason the original manga was so appealing had a lot to do with its main protagonist structure, so the idea evolved away from a crime and investigation type story towards a protagonist- and character-driven story. ” In this adaptation of the manga, Yone also chose a more serious, adult world, rather than the original high school setting of the manga.

“with Parasite: The GrayYeon said, I had a strong opinion that it should not be about a fight between parasitic creatures and humans. “I came to the conclusion that any creature that is willing to sacrifice others for its own benefit is truly the true evil. Taking a critical look at the current society we live in, I asked myself, ‘Do these organizations that are built around the protection of individuals actually do that job? “Are they really there to protect individuals?”

The Netflix series also required a substantial amount of visual effects work to convey the transformation of humans into parasite-infected monsters, which inspired Yeon to take a different approach with his directing skills. Yeon said, “It’s not an easy task to direct something you can’t see, but I tried to help the actors imagine what’s going to happen.”

“I think I’m pretty good at making things sound. For example, if we have to do a radio play, you can’t just see the sounds, you have to tell the story. I used a lot of sounds to explain to the staff and actors what I was imagining, which was the quickest way for them to be on the same page and understand where I was going.

The series is the latest in a Netflix Korea production line that is being built on a massive $2.5B content investment over the coming years following its success. squid game,

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