Still from Bong Joon-ho's Parasite.
A still from Bong Joon-ho's Parasite.

The success of any foreign film or television show immediately
puts it on Hollywood’s radar. If a concept worked, if it made money and won
awards, it’s highly likely to soon be eyeballed by big studios seeking to not
merely recapture lightning in a bottle, but to turn a comparatively small
success story into a bona fide blockbuster.