Did you like Squid Game on Netflix? Good news, the director has other projects up his sleeve. He is going to adapt a short story by Umberto Eco.
In a few weeks, Squid Game has earned a solid reputation on Netflix. The series quickly established itself as a global phenomenon, reaching first place in the ranking of the most watched series on Netflix. In its first 28 days of airing, it was watched for nearly 1.7 billion hours. A record that allows him to overtake the former title holder by a large head: The Bridgerton Chronicle season 1.
While a season 2 is on the program, its director is currently working on a new project. On the big screen, Hwang Dong-hyuk will adapt a short story by Umberto Eco. baptized Killing Old People Club, this feature film is still very mysterious. The filmmaker did not share any clues about the plot. He nevertheless confided that he already had 25 pages of script, and a very precise idea of the tone of the story.
If you already found Squid Game was not in the lace, this footage will probably not be made for you. He explains : “it will be a very controversial film and much more violent than Squid Game.” He also does not hesitate to be ironic about the reactions that the elderly might have after the viewing. “I may have to hide after the release.”
Return to Korea for Squid Game Season 2
Hwang Dong-hyuk did not fail to give news of the second season of Squid Game. He should start writing in the coming months and hopes to be able to present it to the public by the end of 2024. We will have to arm ourselves with a little patience.
However, he did not give details on the plot he wants to unfold in this sequel. One thing is certain, there will be many spectators in front of their post. Among them Steven Spielberg, who told the director that he simply loved the first round of episodes.
“He told me he watched the whole show in three days and wanted to steal my brain. It was the biggest compliment anyone ever gave me, because he’s kind of my hero. I grew up watching his movies.”
It remains to be seen what awaits us with season 2. At first rather reluctant to offer a sequel to his series, Hwang Dong-hyuk finally gave in to Netflix’s entreaties, which no doubt saw themselves drawing a line under such success.
However, it was not a foregone conclusion for the filmmaker who admits having suffered several refusals before finally being able to launch the production of Squid Game. “The concept wasn’t realistic enough or too bizarre.” He confides that he was also asked to transpose his plot in the country of Uncle Sam to give him an international influence.
Finally, it is Netflix on its beautiful white horse that will manage to hatch this The Hunger Games revisited and which will give it the international scope that we know of.