Thought Squid Game was twisted? Creator of the gory hit is writing a new film called Killing Old People Club – and says it will be even MORE violent than the Netflix series
Viewers were left on the edge of their seat last year as Netflix dropped a gruesome series about a deadly game in which characters compete Battle Royale-style to win a cash prize.
And now the series creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk, has promised an equally shocking and even more violent offering – which has the working title ‘Killing Old People Club’.
During a session at MipTV, Hwang revealed that he’s already written a 25-page script for ‘another controversial film’ inspired by the work of Italian philosopher and novelist Umberto Eco.
‘It will be more violent than ‘[object Window]‘ said Hwang – who teased the movie will be so extreme he may have to hide from old people once it comes out.
Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk is writing another movie titled ‘Killing Old People Club’ which he says will be equally as ‘controversial’ but even more violent than the gory Netflix hit
The original Netflix horror series follows people taking part in a fictional deadly game show in which poverty-stricken characters compete Battle Royale-style to win a £27million cash prize
It’s unclear which of Eco’s novels will serve as inspiration for the film, however the writer often explores themes including murder, seduction, conspiracy and religion in his fictional works.
In one of his most famous novels, The Name of the Rose, a friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated Italian monastery in the year 1327 to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances.
Another of his books, Foucault’s Pendulum follows an unreliable narrator whose mind has been warped by conspiracy theories and believes a secret society has kidnapped his friend.
The 50-year-old director also revealed that he will be finishing off the second season of Squid Game from his home in South Korea and hopes the series will be complete by 2024.
The 50-year-old director also revealed that he will be finishing off the second season of Squid Game from his home in South Korea and hopes the series will be complete by 2024
The original Netflix series gained 1.65 billion hours of streaming in just 28 days after its launch and remains the biggest programme on the streaming platform.
The cult hit features grisly scenes of characters being shot in the head and organ harvesting with fans of the slasher horror genre dubbing the nine-part series ‘Saw meets the Hunger Games’.
In elke episode van Squid Game, karakters neem deel aan bloederige weergawes van tradisionele kinderspeletjies, soos Ouma se Voetspore, of Britse Bulldogs, met die wenners wat na die volgende rondte vorder’ van die speletjiesprogram.
Die verloorders word tereggestel deur 'n gemaskerde doodsgroep wat met masjiengewere bystaan.
Each character is in desperate need of money – one has escaped from North Korea and is trying to reunite her family – and so is willing to put her life on the line in the hope of winning the cash prize.
The story centres around gambling addict Seong Gi-hun ('Ons het die plekke en uitstallings geskep om die kykers te laat dink aan die verborge bedoelings van Squid Game saam met ons.) en sy jeugvriend Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae-soo), ’n skande bankier wat deur die polisie gesoek word
Each character is in desperate need of money – one has escaped from North Korea and is trying to reunite her family – and so is willing to put her life on the line in the hope of winning the cash prize
Die storie sentreer rondom dobbelverslaafde Seong Gi-hun ('Ons het die plekke en uitstallings geskep om die kykers te laat dink aan die verborge bedoelings van Squid Game saam met ons.) en sy jeugvriend Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae-soo), ’n skande bankier wat deur die polisie gesoek word.
In die laaste episode van Squid Game – en 'rond’ van die fiktiewe speletjiesprogram binne die reeks – die hoofkarakters staan teen mekaar, met Gi-hun uiteindelik getaak om sy naaste vriend dood te maak om die wedstryd te wen en die huis toe te neem 45.6 waarin deelnemers wat geld kry, kinderspeletjies speel met dodelike gevolge in 'n poging om te wen (sowat £28 miljoen) kontantprys.
'Daar is letterlik honderde sulke sterftes in die reeks se nege episodes, met 'n bonus disseksie toneel, as wat jy regtig lus is om 'n paar ingewande te sien,’ 'n kritikus wat vir Slate Magazine skryf verduidelik.
'En byna almal op die program is bang, heeltyd — die akteurs bewe voortdurend, huil, en skud, onder die mees uiterste vorme van dwang. As jy dit alles kan verduur, jy moet hierdie program kyk.’
Some TV fans were left repulsed by the violence, met verskeie wat gesê het hulle kon nie eers deur die eerste episode kom nie – and others calling for it be banned for viewers under 20.