Netflix’s original series “Squid Game” will be remade in the US.
According to local media such as CBR on April 14th (local time), Netflix plans to reinterpret and produce “Squid Game” in the US. In particular, Netflix reportedly proposed the project to David Fincher.
Industry insider Jeff Sneider said, “Netflix is courting David Fincher to produce and direct an American take on ‘Squid Game’.”
David Fincher made his feature directorial debut with “Alien 3” (1992), followed by “Seven” (1995), “Fight Club” (1999), “Zodiac” (2007), “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2009) and “The Social Network” (2010).
His latest work, Netflix’s original film “Mank” (2020), was nominated for 10 categories at the 93rd Academy Awards, and won Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. His new film “The Killer” is scheduled to be released on Netflix in November this year.
Meanwhile, “Squid Game” revolves around a secret contest where 456 players, all of whom are in deep financial hardship, risk their lives to play a series of deadly children’s games for the chance to win a 45.6 billion won prize. It amassed 1.65 billion viewing hours during its first four weeks from launch. “Squid Game” became a worldwide syndrome and currently holds the record for the most watched series on Netflix.
The production of “Squid Game” season 2 was confirmed, and the dark narrative of The Front Man (played by Lee Byung Hun), whose face was revealed in season 1, is expected to become the center. The filming is scheduled to begin in July.