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Netflix to make an English version of Korean movie “Time To Hunt”, following the huge success of “Squid Game”

Netflix confirmed the production of “Time To Hunt” English version.

The Netflix film “Time To Hunt” (2020) starring Lee Je-hoon, Park Jung-min, Choi Woo-sik, and Ahn Jae-hong, which was directed by Yoon Sung-hyun will be remade on Netflix. This is the first time that a Netflix movie released exclusively been remade into an English version on this platform.

Overseas media analyzed, “The success of ‘Squid Game’ seems to have affected their decision.

Netflix to make an English version of Korean movie “Time To Hunt”, following the huge success of “Squid Game”

U.S entertainment media outlet – Deadline announced on November 10th (local time) that “Time To Hunt” will be remade into an English version. Director Adam Randall (41 years old) will be in charge of this movie. It is still unknown when the remake version will be released. Director Randall was known for various films, such as “I See You” (2019) and “iBoy” (2017). Among them, “iBoy” is an original Netflix movie.

It seems like the decision for a remake of “Time To Hunt” was related to the success of “Squid Game” in the U.S. It is said that Netflix subscribers’ expectations for Korean movies and dramas have increased, and the viewers are interested in stories arising from situations caused by money problems. “Time To Hunt” has a completely different story from “Squid Game”, but it is also related to money. Actor Park Hae-soo, who plays one of the main characters of “Squid Game”, also appeared in “Time To Hunt”.

Netflix to make an English version of Korean movie “Time To Hunt”, following the huge success of “Squid Game”

Meanwhile, “Time To Hunt”, which was released in April last year, was introduced on Netflix after the significant drop in audiences due to pandemic situation during its preparation for cinema screening. This movie depicts a story that takes place when 4 friends steal a large amount of money. This is the second full-length film directed by Yoon Sung-hyun, who drew attention with “Bleak Night” in 2011.

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