(Squid Game – Deadly stakes for childhood games.)
Squid game is a thought-provoking thrilling series. It’s shocking even to the viewer after the realization that simple childhood games are turning into deadly traps. This however is what makes it so binge worthy.
The idea was first conceptualized and the director Hwang Dong-hyuk started writing in 2008. He initially thought that it would be a good idea to make it a film.
In 2009 he continued with other projects and put the idea away. People close to him were of the opinion that the storyline was too complex and violent. It also became a challenge to get a cast and resources for the story.
After 10 years, the Director was finally able to work on the film. He says that Netflix gave him no limits in regard to freedom of production. , “Thanks to Netflix, there was no limit and I was given creative freedom to work as I wanted to.”
It was through this opportunity that he was able to expand his story into a series.
The large, colorful and unique set is aimed at creating a fantasy world for the audience. It is also intended to create suspense for the viewers.
The Simple Childhood Games are deliberate. This makes them relatable. The Director Hwang Dong-hyuk selected the robot from a children’s book. A fun doll turns into a horrific creature.
“I tried to stimulate the atmosphere of real playgrounds, so that the actors can feel like they’re really doing something in there. I thought those kinds of sets can give more of a sense of reality to the actors’ performance.”Director Hwang Dong-hyuk – Squid Game
The series has become one of the most popular Netflix series.