Newsdelivers.com – Squid Game is considered a success and almost everyone in various parts of the world participates in talking about the drama series about the game of life and death. This series succeeded in inviting the audience to be involved in playing Korean children’s games as well as being an audience for the defeat of the players.
Squid Game became one of the Korean dramas that managed to reach a large audience and reached the top peak on Netflix. Since its release on September 17, 2021, this series has managed to become the number 1 most popular show. In addition, in South Korea itself, Squid Game managed to reach second place on the first day of broadcast and topped the list on the second day.
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For Hwang Dong-hyuk, serialization Squid Game takes a long time and is quite stressful. Asked whether there will be a season 2, Dong-hyuk commented that there was a problem surrounding him.
Since it was written in 2008 and finished in 2009, Squid Game took more than a decade to make it into a series. Dong-hyuk is a loner and admits that he is not very good at working in a team.
“I’m not great at teamwork,” said Dong-hyuk as reported by brilio.net from Variety.com, Monday (27/9). Besides, Dong-hyuk also needs a lot of people.
“If I’m going to release season 2, I definitely don’t do it myself. I will consider other writers and I want to involve a lot of experienced directors,” said Dong-hyuk.
Dong-hyuk is known as a successful reclusive director with various films and dramas he has worked on. In 2011, Dong-hyuk wrote and directed the film “Silenced” which is about sexual harassment cases and the historical action film “The Fortress.” Both films were huge successes and brought Dong-hyuk name as a director to be reckoned with.
In addition, Dong-hyuk also mentioned how the Squid Game series is considered to be plagiarized or inspired by previous films such as the Hunger Games, Battle Royale, or the Japanese film As the Gods Will. Dong-hyuk answers the allegations casually when he experiences an incident in 2008, before the script for Squid Game was written.
“I freely admit that I have drawn great inspiration from Japanese comics and animation over the years,” he said. “When I started, I myself was in financial trouble and spent a lot of time in cafes reading comics including ‘Battle Royale’ and ‘Liar Game.’ I was left wondering how I would feel if I took part in the game myself. But I think the game is too complicated, and for my own work I’m more focused on using children’s games,” Dong-hyuk said.
The simple gameplay and characters, according to Dong-hyuk, made his series a huge success overseas. In addition, Dong-hyuk also raised problems that are experienced by many people around the world.
“I want to write a story that is an allegory or fable about modern capitalist society, something that depicts extreme competition, like the extreme competition of life. But I wanted to use the kind of characters we all meet in real life,” said Dong-hyuk.
(brl / tin)