Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Yorgos Has a Bugonia in His Bonnet

I had heard about Yorgos Lanthimos' next movie a full month ago but when new news on it dropped yesterday I realized I never posted about it -- I guess I was in the thick of the Tribeca Film Fest and forgot to. Anyway, said news -- his next movie is titled Bugonia and it is apparently a remake of the super psychotic 2003 South Korean eco-comedy Save the Green Planet! made originally by director Joon-Hwan Jang and starring the adorable Shin Ha-kyun (of Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance fame). I haven't seen that movie since it came out but I remember it being incredibly over-the-top and bizarre...

... it tells the story of a couple who kidnap a big fancy businessman, convinced he's an alien set out to kill the human race. From the description of Yorgos' take it sounds like some stuff's been changed -- the "couple" are now "two conspiracy obsessed young men" (no word on them being a couple or not) and the CEO is now a woman. And since Emma Stone is one of the two cast members we know about, it's probably safe to assume that will be her. The other name is Emma's Kinds of Kindness co-star Jesse Plemons, who's great in that movie (my review) and fits right into Yorgos-land so I'd expect them to work together often in the future. Anyway we also have a release date for the film -- November 7th 2025. So awhile! That'll be a big break in between Yorgos movies, given how piled on top of one another Poor Things and Kindness seemed to be. Anyway any new Yorgos is good news, huzzah!

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