American ‘Squid Game’ remake in the works? | The Express Tribune
According to industry insider Jeff Sneider of The Hot Mic podcast, Netflix is reportedly developing an American remake of the hit South Korean drama Squid Game and is interested in having David Fincher helm the project.
Fincher, who has directed acclaimed films such as Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac, and The Social Network, has worked on several Netflix series, including House of Cards, Mindhunter, and Love, Death & Robots.
According to CBR, Sneider noted, “Netflix is courting David Fincher to produce and direct an American take on Squid Game.” Sneider clarified that he has no idea if Fincher is actually engaging with frequent collaborator Netflix on the matter. However, multiple sources have claimed that the streaming giant “badly” wants Fincher to direct the project badly.
Squid Game, which premiered in September 2021, became an overnight sensation, with the nine-episode first season amassing 1.65 billion viewing hours in just four weeks and claiming the title of the most-watched Netflix series of all time. The show was also widely praised by critics and audiences alike.
Assuming the information from Sneider is correct, it is not surprising that Netflix would want to capitalise on the massive success of Squid Game with an American remake.
Fincher’s involvement in the project would be a major win for Netflix given his track record of directing critically acclaimed and commercially successful films and TV shows. Fincher’s next film, The Killer, is also set to premiere exclusively on Netflix in November 2022.
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