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Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk is working on a “much more violent” new project

Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator and director of the popular Netflix K-drama Squid GameHe has revealed he is working on a “heavy” new project.

During his appearance at the MIPTV festival in Cannes on Monday (April 4), Hwang shared that he was working on a new film with the working title Killing Old People Club or KO club.

Accordingly diversityThe director and screenwriter said the upcoming project will be “another controversial film” of his. Killing Old People Clubfor which Hwang reportedly wrote a 25-page treatment, is said to be inspired by the work of Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco.

Hwang also teased that the upcoming movie “will be more violent than Squid Game“. Remarkably, the Netflix K-drama followed a group of characters as they competed in a series of deadly matches for a big cash prize.

At the MIPTV Festival, the South Korean director also spoke about meeting and praising Steven Spielberg, whom he met at last month’s AFI Awards Luncheon.

“Steven Spielberg said to me, ‘I saw your whole show in three days and now I want to steal your brains!'” Hwang said. “That was the greatest compliment I’ve ever received in my life for being my movie hero. I grew up watching his films.”

Late last month, the legendary Hollywood director faced backlash after referring to the cast of Squid Game as “unknowns” at a PGA Awards panel. “A long time ago, it was home-grown stars that brought audiences to the movies,” said Spielberg. “Today it is interesting that unknown people can play the leading role [in] whole miniseries [and] can be in movies.”

In related news, Hwang has also revealed to the media that he has yet to write the script for the highly anticipated second season of Squid Game. “I have to work on season 2. Hopefully I can show them to fans by the end of 2024,” he said, according to The Straits Times.

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Caroline Bleakley

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