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Director of Netflix’s ‘Yellow Door’ Doc Talks Bong Joon-ho’s Early Days, Evolution of Korean Film 

For Korean cinema completists, Netflix’s forthcoming documentary Yellow Door: ’90s Lo-fi Film Club will arrive like manna from heaven when it launches worldwide on Oct. 27.  Among the film’s many pleasures is the depiction of Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-ho’s previously unknown first film, a stop-motion animated short titled Looking for Paradise that he made in […]

South Korea’s Directors Guild Pushes for Bargaining Rights and Backend Pay from Streamers, Studios

South Korea’s powerhouse entertainment industry is beginning to experience some of the same labor unrest that has rocked Hollywood. In an echo of the screenwriters and actors guild strikes that have brought the U.S. film and TV sector to a halt, the Directors Guild of Korea is lobbying its country’s legislature to revise a Copyrights […]

From Timothée Chalamet and Daniel Kaluuya to Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto, a Field Guide to Awards Season BFFs

Jean Dujardin and George Clooney The two best actor nominees — Clooney for The Descendants and Dujardin (who went on to win) for The Artist — became fast friends on the awards circuit, which included cozying up at the 2012 Oscar Nominees Luncheon. They would go on to work together on 2014’s The Monuments Men, […]

DP Darius Khondji on What It Was Like Working With Bong Joon Ho on the Highly Anticipated ‘Mickey 17’

In an unusual turn of events, this year’s recipient of the International Award at the American Society of Cinematographers Awards is also a nominee in its feature competition. Darius Khondji, who has been working as a director of photography for decades and earned his first Academy Award nomination for Evita (directed by Alan Parker) in […]

Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Mickey 17’ Sets 2024 Release Date

Bong Joon Ho has set a date to return to theaters. The Academy Award-winning director behind Parasite will open Mickey 17 around the globe on March 29, 2024, Warner Bros. announced Monday. Mickey 17 stars Robert Pattinson, Steven Yeun, Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette and Mark Ruffalo, with Bong penning the script based on the book […]

Steven Yeun Joining Bong Joon Ho’s Warner Bros. Sci-Fi Movie

Steven Yeun and director Bong Joon Ho, who worked together on the 2017 Netflix feature Okja, are reuniting for the director’s upcoming sci-fi thriller at Warner Bros. Yeun will join a cast that includes Robert Pattinson, Naomi Ackie, Mark Ruffalo and Toni Collette. The project, which does not yet have a title, is based on […]

Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette, Mark Ruffalo Join Robert Pattinson in Bong Joon Ho’s Sci-Fi Movie

Parasite Oscar winner Bong Joon Ho is filling out the cast for his next movie. Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette and Mark Ruffalo are joining Robert Pattinson in the untitled sci-fi pic for Warner Bros. Pictures based on Edward Ashton’s forthcoming novel Mickey7. Ruffalo and Collette are understood to be in talks to join the film, […]

Bong Joon Ho, Robert Pattinson Teaming for Warner Bros. Sci-Fi Movie

Parasite Oscar winner Bong Joon Ho has found his next film. The filmmaker will write and direct an untitled sci-fi movie for Warner Bros., with actor Robert Pattinson in talks to star, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The project will be based on Mickey7, a forthcoming novel from author Edward Ashton. Mickey7 is described as […]

Adam McKay to Be Honored at Oscar Wilde Awards (Exclusive)

After a year away because of the pandemic, the Oscar Wilde Awards are set to return in March with director, producer and Oscar-winning writer Adam McKay unveiled Wednesday as the event’s first honoree. J.J. Abrams will be back to emcee on March 24 — the Thursday before the Academy Awards — at his Bad Robot […]

South Korea’s Busan Festival Opens With ‘Parasite’ Stars and a Spirit of Recovery

The Busan International Film Festival kicked off in South Korea’s bustling southern port city Wednesday night with the world premiere of Heaven: To the Land of Happiness from veteran director Im Sang-soo (The Housemaid). Despite a smaller scale (with theaters at 50 percent capacity) and a mask mandate for all visitors, about 1,200 audience members […]