‘Squid Game’ Interesting Things You Never Knew About The Netflix Show
Dong-hyuk started working on the screenplay over ten years ago.
Dong-hyuk started working on his screenplay in 2008 and completed the first draft in 2009. It took the writer and director nearly six months to write the first two episodes of “Squid Game” on his own.
He told Radio Times that at the time the story was “unusual and violent” and that he feared people would find it too abstract to be commercialized and find a wider audience.
The creator said he also struggled with funding and casting until Netflix picked him up around a decade later.
“But after about 12 years, the world has become a place where such weird and violent survival stories are welcome,” Dong-hyuk told the Korea Times.
“Squid Game” was originally meant to be a movie.
In an interview with Variety, the creator said the project was also originally created as a feature film.
This isn’t too surprising given Dong-hyuk’s cinematic experience. He has written and directed hit films like “Silenced” and “The Fortress”. He was also a screenwriter and director of the musical “Miss Granny”, which is widely regarded as one of the most successful Korean films of all time.
The walls of the players’ room have doodles that foreshadow the games.
The dormitory walls, which are initially covered with beds, actually have designs that serve as clues for players to see what games will be played.
The doll from the first game is a real creation that you can visit.
The bizarre oversized doll from the show’s first episode is real and is located in Jincheon County, a rural area about three hours north of Seoul.
The doll would have been borrowed for the shooting of “Squid Game”, then returned. According to Koreaboo, she currently guards the entrance to a horse-drawn carriage museum.
The phone number in the first episode of the series is also real.
Competitors get involved in the game by calling the eight-digit number on mysterious business cards.
Unfortunately, the phone number is real and belongs to a man who said he receives approximately 4,000 calls per day. A South Korean presidential candidate actually offered to buy him the number.
One of the show’s challenges is now a TikTok trend.
The challenge with Dalgona candies, a type of honeycomb caramel, inspired TikTokers to create their own version.
The candy consists of two simple ingredients – sugar and baking soda – but the real challenge is to eat around the image printed in the treat without breaking it.
“The production team and I were joking that our series sparked a craze for Dalgona, like the way Netflix’s ‘Kingdom’ did it with the gat a traditional Korean hat but I’m amazed that it turned out. actually produced, ”the director told the Korea Times.
“Squid Game” can help make similar shows popular on Netflix.
Forbes reported that “Squid Game” produces similar shows that are not in English.
Since the show’s release, Japanese thriller “Alice in Borderland” and Korean drama “Sweet Home” have been trending on Netflix.
It’s on its way to being one of the best performing shows in Netflix history.
The show quickly became a sensation and is the first Korean drama to rank no. 1 out of Netflix’s top 10 shows in the United States.
Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said “Squid Game” has a very good chance of being the streaming service’s most popular show.
There are currently no plans for a second season.
Dong-hyuk has stated that he would like to consider making more films before considering making a second season of the series.
“I don’t have any well-developed plans for ‘Squid Game 2′,” he told Variety. “It’s quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I had to do it, I certainly wouldn’t do it alone. I would consider using a writers’ room and I would like several experienced directors.”