A24 has dropped a Hereditary screenplay book with a foreward penned by Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho.
If, two years on, you’re still inconsolable at Toni Collette’s lack of an Oscar. Or if, a sinister clicking noise, or the sight of an elaborate doll’s house miniature can still project you into a state of shuddering PTSD. If, immersing yourself in any Bong Joon-Ho related content suddenly brings deep tranquility and joy… you can thank the A24 merch gods for dropping some elation into your life.
The cult production company have released their newest screenplay book, celebrating Hereditary, the debut film from American filmmaker Ari Aster (Midsommar). Starring Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro and Gabriel Byrne – it follows a grieving family haunted by a malevolent presence after the death of their grandmother.
Along with the full Hereditary screenplay, the collectible book also includes Ari Aster’s detailed breakdown of the film’s terrifying family séance scene, as well as a foreword by Bong Joon-Ho – the Oscar-winning director of Parasite – and a new essay by Leslie Jamison, the author of iconic essay collection, The Empathy Exams.
This comes as the fourth screenplay book released by A24’s revered publishing arm, A24 BOOKS, so far including Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, Robert Eggers’The Witch, and Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight. Every book serves to immerse the reader in each filmmaker’s creative vision, featuring the unabridged screenplay, full credits, as well as a visual section entitled “24 Frames” (a selection of handpicked, full-colour frames with particular significance to the director).