Korean adaptation of ‘Parasyte’ manga heading to Netflix
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Korean adaptation of 'Parasyte' manga heading to Netflix

A Korean adaptation of the manga series Parasyte is headed for Netflix. The iconic dystopian work has got the go-ahead with director Yeon Sang-ho at the helm of the new project. 

The original series focuses on a 17-year-old high school student named Shinichi Izumi who wakes up to find worm-like aliens have invaded Earth and these head-snatching buggers take over the brains of their hosts. 

However, when one of them tries to enter Izumi he is able to prevent it from slithering up his nose, so it quickly burrows into his arm instead. This results in both parasite and man co-existing and a battle of their intellects ensues. 

The first instalment of the Netflix adaptation is titled Parasyte: The Grey and it sees Wow Point and Climax Studios combine to produce the outing which already has plenty of buzz around it given how beloved the original series was. 

For the adaptation, there have been a few tweaks to the original concept as the lead character is now called Jeong Su-in and is being played by Jeon So-nee. She is joined by the likes Koo Kyo-hwan and Lee Jung-hyun.

A release date for the series is yet to be announced, however, it is believed that work is underway so you should be able to note it down in your diary soon enough.