On Wednesday, Netflix revealed that Kiseiju: The Grey, a brand-new South Korean live-action version of Hitoshi Iwaaki's Parasyte (Kiseiju) manga, is in the works. The show will only be available to stream globally on Netflix.
The adaption features Jeon So-nee (left in the image above), Koo Kyo-hwan (middle), and Lee Jung-hyun (right). The project is being directed by Yeon Sang-ho (Train to Busan, Peninsula), who is also co-writing the scripts with Ryu Yong-jae (Peninsula, Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area).
The future production will present a new story while drawing inspiration from the manga. Jeon portrays Jeong Su-in, who was assaulted by a parasite but "enters a peculiar coexistence with it after it fails to take over her brain." Seol Kang-woo, played by Koo, is searching for his missing younger sister by pursuing parasites. Lee portrays the task team leader of The Grey, whose husband was murdered by parasites.
Original manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki was published in serial form in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine from 1990 to 1995. The manga is set in a universe where parasitic alien monsters known as Parasites invade Earth and begin consuming people by attaching themselves to their brains and entering through their noses and ears. Shinichi Izumi, a high school student, can only be fully controlled by one extraterrestrial named Migi, who can only take over Shinichi's right arm. Migi and Shinichi struggle against other Parasites that only view humans as food while learning to coexist.
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