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Squid Game Director Says He's Working On A Movie That's 'More Violent' Than The Netflix Series

Charisa Bossinakis

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Squid Game Director Says He's Working On A Movie That's 'More Violent' Than The Netflix Series

Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk has an even more gruesome project on the horizon called Killing Old People Club.

Aside from being the genius mind behind the popular Squid Game, the South Korean director has also been behind many critically acclaimed films, including The Fortress, Silenced, My Father and Miss Granny.

With such an impressive body of work, we can’t wait to see what his latest project has to offer.

According to Variety, Dong-hyuk confirmed he has written a 25-page treatment for the upcoming film, which will be based on the work of Italian novelist Umberto Eco.

Credit: Sipa US/Alamy
Credit: Sipa US/Alamy

He added that the film would be another ‘controversial’ work and more ‘violent’ than his Netflix survival drama, which premiered last year.

I mean, considering the title, it should be safe to assume that some elderly characters will be killed off in spectacular fashion.

Dong-hyuk even joked that he might have to hide from old people following the film’s release.

In the meantime, Dong-hyuk is returning to South Korea to direct the second season of Squid Game.

Although the director remains very tight-lipped about the highly anticipated season, he teased: “There will be more great games, that’s all I can say.”

“I’m just still brainstorming and collecting the ideas for season two. I haven’t even started with the writing yet.”

Dong-hyuk also added that legendary director Steven Speilberg was a fan of the first season.

Credit: Netflix/Entertainment Pictures/Alamy
Credit: Netflix/Entertainment Pictures/Alamy

While recalling his run-in with the Saving Private Ryan director, he said: "Steven Spielberg told me ‘I watched your whole show in three days, and now I want to steal your brain!'”

Him and the rest of the world.

He continued: “It was like the biggest compliment I ever got in my life because he’s my film hero. I grew up watching his movies.”

But sadly for Steven and fans of the show, season two isn't likely to drop until the end of 2024.

The only thing more torturous than the survival games Dong-hyuk conjured up is that dreaded release date.

We still have so many questions after season one was left on such a cliffhanger!

Did Seong Gi-hun go after the game's facilitators? Did he dye his hair back to black after the horrific red? Is Hwang Jun-ho still alive?

Looks like we'll have to wait two years to get any answers.

Featured Image Credit: Yonhap/Newcom/Alamy. Netflix/Entertainment Pictures/Alamy

Topics: News, TV and Film, Netflix

Charisa Bossinakis
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