David Fincher Rumoured To Be Working On English-Language Version Of Squid Game

There have been reports that director David Fincher is working on an English-language version of Squid Game. 
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There have been reports that director David Fincher is working on an English-language version of Squid Game

Film critic Jeff Sneider claims that the Fight Club director is ‘is quietly working’ on the project and it’s very likely to happen, according to World of Reel.

Last year, Sneider claimed on his Hot Mic podcast that Netflix desperately wanted Fincher to direct an American Squid Game.

World of Reel also reports that Production Weekly had a posting citing the Squid Game American remake which listed Fincher as a producer. However, no director is believed to be mentioned.

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David Fincher is reportedly working on an English-version of Squid Game. Credit: Netflix

While Fincher is an absolute thriller icon known for directing crime films like Seven, Zodiac, and Gone Girl, the news about the remake has been rather controversial online.

“I really hope that rumour of David Fincher making an American Squid Game version for Netflix is not true. Just give us Mindhunter,” one wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Another agrees: “So you’re telling me that, instead of giving us the LONG AWAITED season 3 of Mindhunter, Netflix and David Fincher prefer to do a US remake of Squid Game that NOBODY asked for???”

A third adds: “I expect more from Fincher… we absolutely do not need an ‘American remake’ of foreign shows/films that already found success in the west.”

But a fourth offered a ray of hope, penning: “It’s lazy but you know if Fincher is on it, it’s gonna be better than the og.”

When Squid Game first hit Netflix in September 2021, everyone was talking about it.

The addictive K-drama’s official synopsis reads: “Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits with deadly high stakes: a survival game that has a whopping 45.6 billion-won prize at stake.”

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

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