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’Squid Game’ Director Making ‘More Violent’ New Project

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Director Hwang Dong-hyuk is in the middle of a new project after his blockbuster Netflix hit ’Squid Game,’ and he teases that it will “surely be another controversial film.”

In a panel session for an international trade fair for TV and media event called MipTV held Monday, April 4, the director revealed that the working title for his upcoming project is called “K.O Club,” short for “Killing Old People Club.” The event where he discussed his new project is being held alongside the Cannes International Series Festival from April 4 up to April 6. 

The director also adds that his new film will feature more violence than “Squid Game.” He also said that he “might have to hide from old people after the film comes out.”

Director Hwang also mentions that he was already done writing a 25-page treatment for the upcoming project. In addition, he hints that his inspiration for the new film was an untitled fictional story penned by legendary Italian writer Umberto Eco. 

The upcoming film will focus on the story about a group of young people who aims to eliminate the elderly population to solve the problems brought by an aging society. The old people who tried to protest must resort to hiding to save their lives. 

In another news, Director Hwang also discussed that he will fly back to South Korea to work on the “Squid Game” sequel. He intends to release the new season before the end of 2024. 

“Squid Game” made raves internationally after Netflix released the series in September 2021. It quickly claimed the No.1 spot on the Top 10 charts in 94 countries and went on to become the most viewed Netflix show in history. 

Source: The Korea Herald

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