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Netflix reportedly want Fight Club’s David Fincher to develop American Squid Game series

April 15th, 2023 by Marc Comments

We’ve known for a while that Netflix, the home of hit South Korean series Squid Game, is looking to expand that world with a second season and even a real-life version of the series (more on that in a minute) and now it seems they want to go even bigger on it.

According to a new rumour, Netflix has approached Fight Club and Se7en director David Fincher to ‘produce and direct an American take on Squid Game’.

Word is they really, really want he to develop and English Language take on the show and while there’s no word of if he’s accepted, he has worked with the streamer before on the hit series Mindhunter, so there’s a relationship already there.

When Squid Game hit in 2021, it became a massive hit for Netflix and was a cultural phenomenon of almost Game of Thrones proportions overnight and Netflix has, understandably, decided to capitalise on it.

Personally, I’m ok with a Squid Game American series but it can’t be a remake or reimagining, I would like it to exist within the world of the original series.. the games could be something the rich and elite hold globally without the world really knowing; perhaps it could delve into how come many people disappear every day around the world – do many of them think they can make their lives better by indulging the whims of these people? That could be a great story and it could be told across the world.

WATCH: Teaser, poster and details on Squid Game season 2 are here

With the real-life series being plagued by rumours and reports of inhumane treatment, people being stretchered away and absolutely nightmarish treatment of the contestants (here), building out the world of the make-believe Squid Game might be a better – and more entertaining – option.

I loved Squid Game – although I do prefer Alice in Borderland – and believe that, pandemic or not, the series would have been massive no matter what, while I have zero interest in the real-life show, I am here for season 2 and anything that builds that universe out is fine with me, especially if a talent like David Fincher is behind it.


Netflix making a REAL Squid Game series. Yes, you read that right.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….