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16th Apr 2022

Squid Game creator working on new project that will be “more violent”

Stephen Porzio

Based on the current working title, it sounds controversial.

Having created Netflix’s biggest ever series launch with Squid Game, filmmaker Hwang Dong-hyuk is working on a new movie that he says will be “more violent”.

Speaking at a recent event, which was reported on in Variety, Hwang revealed he is developing a film with the working title K.O. Club, which is short for “Killing Old People Club”.

Inspired by a novel by legendary Italian writer Umberto Eco (In the Name of the Rose), the creator confirmed he has penned a 25-page treatment for the movie which he said would be surely “controversial”.

He added that he may have to hide from the elderly after its released, teasing: “It will be more violent than ‘Squid Game”.

However, those worried that K.O. Club may interfere with the now much-anticipated second season of Squid Game, fear not.

According to Variety, the creator said he is returning to South Korea to write a new series of the show that he hopes will be released on Netflix by the end of 2024.

Hwang wrote and directed all nine episodes of Squid Game season one which premiered last September with little buzz before its release.

Yet, thanks to its inventive and instantly iconic imagery and set-pieces, as well as its emotional weight and timely themes, it became a surprising smash hit with both audiences and critics.