There has been much speculation about the possibility of an American version of the popular South Korean show, Squid Game. Recently, Above The Line’s Jeff Sneider revealed on Twitter that Netflix is currently in talks with director David Fincher to produce and direct the American adaptation of the series. Although it’s unclear whether Fincher is interested in the project, it’s evident that Netflix is keen to have him onboard.
In previous reports, Sneider suggested that Netflix was interested in producing an American version of Squid Game due to the possibility that some audiences may be hesitant to watch foreign language properties. However, he also mentioned that he didn’t know what the U.S. version would look like.
Squid Game was created by acclaimed South Korean writer-director Hwang Dong-Hyuk, who is well-known for his works on films like The Fortress, Miss Granny, and Silenced. The show revolves around a group of 456 individuals who are struggling financially and accept an invitation to participate in children’s games on a remote island with the hopes of winning 456 billion won. However, they soon realize that the stakes are high, and winning the prize may come at a deadly cost.
The original South Korean version of Squid Game features a talented cast of actors, including Lee Jung-Jae, Park Hae-Soo, Wi Ha-Joon, Oh Young-Soo, Anupam Tripathi, Heo Sung-Tae, Kim Joo-Ryoung, and model Jung Ho-Yeon, who makes her acting debut in the show. It remains to be seen who will be cast in the American adaptation and how it will differ from the original.
Who is David Fincher?
David Fincher is an American filmmaker and producer known for his work on popular films such as “Fight Club,” “Se7en,” “The Social Network,” “Gone Girl,” and “Mank.” He has been nominated for several Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Primetime Emmy Awards for his work in the entertainment industry. Fincher is known for his distinctive visual style, complex storytelling, and attention to detail. He has also directed music videos and television shows, including the critically acclaimed series “Mindhunter” and “House of Cards.”