“Squid Game” May Get A U.S. Remake?
Netflix is reportedly looking into a potential U.S. remake of its Korean megahit series “Squid Game”.
The story, broken by The Ankler’s Jeff Sneider during an episode of The Hot Mic podcast (via Coming Soon), claims “a U.S. version” of the hit series is in the works and with the timetable for the original show’s second season not clear, the company may go forward with making this other version.
Filmmaker Hwang Dong-Hyuk created the series about a group of 456 cash-strapped players who accepted a strange invitation to compete in children’s games at a remote island in hopes of winning 456 billion won – games that turn out to be deadly.
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Lee Jung-Jae, Park Hae-Soo, Wi Ha-Joon, Oh Young-Soo, Anupam Tripathi, Heo Sung-Tae, Kim Joo-Ryoung and Jung Ho-Yeon starred. Hwang has been slowly working on a second season for a while and is expected to begin filming later this year.
The original series is fully in Korean and came under fire for not just its woeful English dub track, but its use of incorrect English-language subtitles.
Still, that didn’t stop it from becoming Netflix’s most popular series ever with the show racking up 1.65 billion viewing hours during its first four weeks.
The characters of Gi-hun and the Front Man will return for the second season, and Young-hee’s boyfriend Cheol-su will reportedly be introduced.
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