After winning this year’s Oscar for Best Picture, questions about which streaming platform “The Parasite” will air on twitter, and now people have the answer: Hulu,media reported. On February 24th, local time, Hulu announced that the film would be available only on its services from April 8.
“The Parasite” is one of the most-watched and critically acclaimed films of 2019, telling the story of a low-income family who sneaks into a wealthy family and discovers a darker secret. The film won four awards this year for director Feng Junhui: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film. “The Parasite” also became the first film in Korean film history to win the best picture award, and the first film to be awarded mainly by AnAsian actor. The parasite’s strong rivals include The Joker, The Speedbike King, The Irishman, Marriage Story, Little Woman, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood and JoJo’s Wheed World.
Given that Hulu is currently only available in the United States, there are still some questions about which platform the Parasite will be transmitted internationally. A representative for Neon did not give further information about the international streaming rights. On a recent earnings conference call, Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors that Disney controls a majority stake in Hulu and plans to introduce the streaming service to the international market from 2021. So it is not known whether Hulu will also become a platform for the international spread of the parasite.