Hwang Dong-hyuk has just announced his next feature, a “controversial film” that promises to give us more violence than Netflix’s, Squid Game
We don’t have a lot of information but this is exciting news for us South Korean cinema fans. The new film will be based on the works of Italian novelist Umberto Eco. The official working title is currently Killing Old People Club or K.O Club. As for what Eco novel(s) this story is based on, I will have to do a little more digging and update the article when I learn more. The film isn’t even listed on IMDb yet. Judging from the title and the promise of more glorious ultra-violence, Killing Old People Club will be one of two things: 1- blackly funny with a lot of killing of old people. or, 2- bleak and violent af with a lot of killing of old people. Either one of those premises has my complete attention.
We are supposedly in the early stages of development, with Dong-hyuk having just completed a 25-page treatment for the film.The writer/director seems to think that old people will avoid him for a long time after the new film gets released.
Right now, Dong-hyuk is currently in South Korea working on pre-production on season 2 for Squid Game. We can expect to see the second season arriving on Netflix in 2024. He also directed the fantastic The Fortress in 2017 which I would also highly recommend.
We will update the article when we hear more on Killing Old People Club. Ohh, and the second season of Squid Game…of course.
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Source: AV Club