Parasite star joins Apple TV+’s science fiction series

Joan S. Reed

Parasite star Lee Sun-kyun has joined Apple TV+’s latest science fiction series.

The Wrap reports the actor will lead the cast of the streaming service’s first full Korean-language project Dr. Brain, which is expected to premiere later this year.

Based on the popular web series of the same name, Dr. Brain follows a neuroscientist who is obsessed with developing technologies to access the consciousness and memories in the brain.

When his life is suddenly upended by a tragic family accident, the titular doctor must use the same technologies to access his wife’s memories and solve the ongoing mystery surrounding the life-altering event.

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Related: Black Panther star lands next lead role in new Amazon movie

Dr. Brain is currently in production in South Korea and is written and directed by Kim Jee-woon (The Last Stand).

News of the series follows Parasite being made into its own TV series.

The Oscar-winning movie will be developed by the film’s director Bong Joon-ho in conjunction with HBO.

Previously, Marvel star Mark Ruffalo was attached to the project.

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Related: Parasite director explains why the film is being turned into HBO TV series

On the reasoning behind developing a series, Bong Joon-ho told The Hollywood Reporter: “With cinema, you’re limited to a two-hour running time.

“But there were so many stories that I thought of that could happen in between the sequences you see in the film, and some background stories for each character.”

Dr Brain will debut on Apple TV+ later this year.

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