Fans of “Squid Game” have good reason to be excited.
Although the first season of the show was pretty gory, and fans have no idea what to expect for a recently confirmed season two, the show’s creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk teased that he has something even more violent in store for fans.
‘Squid Game’ Creator Is Working On The ‘Killing Old People Club’
Say what? Believe it or not, Hwang Dong-hyuk is working on a film with the current working title of the “Killing Old People Club” also known as the “K.O. Club,” as per Variety. It’s reportedly based on a novel written by Umberto Eco.
There’s not too much known about this project, but Hwang already said it’s going to be “another controversial film.” He’s already penned a 25-page treatment for the film and joked that he might just have to hide from old people after the film comes out! He also admitted that “It will be more violent than ‘Squid Game,” which is pretty hard for some fans to imagine, considering how many people got shot in the head or died in other graphic ways.
Hwang said that he plans to return to South Korea to write the sophomore season of “Squid Game” and hopes that it will be released on Netflix by the end of 2024, so fans have less than two years to wait now!
He also said that his biggest compliment came from Steven Spielberg, who he met at the AFI Awards Luncheon last month. He said, “Steven Spielberg told me ‘I watched your whole show in three days and now I want to steal your brain! It was like the biggest compliment I ever got in my life because he’s my film hero. I grew up watching his movies.”
However, some fans were confused by the remarks, considering the “West Side Story” director was in hot water with fans after he made some “ignorant” comments about “Squid Game.”
Steven Spielberg Draws Fan Ire For ‘Squid Game’ Comments
While he was at the Producers Guild of America Awards panel last month, the 75-year-old director praised Netflix for including “unknown actors” in their successful projects.
“A long time ago, it was domestic stars that brought the audience into movies,” Spielberg said. “Today, it’s interesting, unknown people can star [in] entire miniseries, can be in movies.”
“‘Squid Game’ comes along and changes the math entirely for all of us,” he added before saying, “Thank you, Ted.” Ted Sarandos is the Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer.
His comments were quick to draw criticism from fans, who pointed out that the show’s star, Lee Jung-jae, has starred in many Korean TV series and films throughout the years and is even taking his turn in the director’s chair. Park Hae-soo is another accomplished actor who has appeared in several successful Korean TV dramas.
Fans Call Steven Spielberg’s ‘Squid Game’ Comments ‘Ignorant’
Americans always think the world doesn’t exist outside of America. They think everyone worships us when in reality they laugh at us.
Actors, singers, politicians, scientists, doctors, lawyers, CEOs all exist in other countries.
Stop being so ignorant https://t.co/WiJBBIWqwK
— Marie ⁷ (@7_Miniekookie) March 23, 2022
“Americans always think the world doesn’t exist outside of America. They think everyone worships us when in reality they laugh at us,” one fan tweeted. “Actors, singers, politicians, scientists, doctors, lawyers, CEOs all exist in other countries. Stop being so ignorant.”
Correction: “Squid Game” proves that Hollywood has been waaayyyyyy behind in recognizing and celebrating longstanding S. Korean Film/TV storytelling and talent. https://t.co/G2J36f9cbc
— Nancy Wang Yuen (@nancywyuen) March 23, 2022
“Correction: ‘Squid Game’ proves that Hollywood has been waaayyyyyy behind in recognizing and celebrating longstanding S. Korean Film/TV storytelling and talent,” another tweeted.
“I watched a Korean film (Shiri) for the 1st time back in 1999 in the US. In its cast: Song Kang-ho, an actor so good I’ll watch a movie just because he’s in it,” another shared. “I wonder even if, after ‘Parasite’, many Westerners who viewed it can appreciate that about him and other Korean stars.”
Argggg more ethnocentrism courtesy of Americans who can’t see past their own borders. What series like Squid Game illustrate is exactly the opposite: that people around the world are satisfied with content other than English/white/US entertainment.https://t.co/T2jM0Y9Ns3 https://t.co/clXfkmeyXk
— Raphael Rashid (@koryodynasty) March 22, 2022
“Argggg more ethnocentrism courtesy of Americans who can’t see past their own borders,” another shared. “What series like Squid Game illustrate is exactly the opposite: that people around the world are satisfied with content other than English/white/US entertainment.”