Squid Game creator working on new project that will be 'more violent'
Based on the current working title, it sounds controversial
Dong-hyuk's next project is reportedly a film with the working title "K.O. Club" which is apparently short for Killing Old People Club, Variety reports.
Inspired by a novel by legendary Italian writer Umberto Eco (In the Name of the Rose), the filmaker confirmed he has penned a 25-page treatment for the movie which he said would be surely "controversial".
Dong-hyuk added that he may have to hide from the elderly after its released, teasing: "It will be more violent than ‘Squid Game". However, those worried that K.O. Club may interfere with the now much-anticipated second season of Squid Game, fear not.
According to Variety, Dong-hyuk said he is returning to South Korea to write a second series of the show that he hopes will be released on Netflix by the end of 2024. After the global success of the first, the 50-year-old filmmaker said he was left with "no choice" other choice but to make another series.
Dong-hyuk wrote and directed all nine episodes of Squid Game season one which premiered in September 2021 with little buzz before its release. It went on to become a cultural phenomenon, not only drawing attention to other Korean TV and cinema but even sparking recreations on YouTube and real-life interactive experiences — without the actual death part, of course.
Thanks to its inventive and instantly iconic imagery and set-pieces, as well as its emotional weight and timely themes, it became a surprise smash hit with both audiences and critics. As for the next, "more violent" project, we really don't know if we're ready
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