Mindhunter’s David Fincher Developing English Adaptation of Netflix’s Hit Series Squid Game

Mindhunter’s David Fincher Developing English Adaptation of Netflix’s Hit Series Squid Game

Very few Netflix series manage to become cultural landmarks, and 2021’s Squid Game basically took over all of pop-culture for a while. We don’t have any updates on the second season yet, but apparently an English adaptation is in the works, and one auteur director is at the very helm.

According to The Playlist, David Fincher (Mindhunter, Se7en, Fight Club) has been hard at work developing a Squid Game adaptation for the past two years. Along for the ride is writer Dennis Kelly, who had worked with Fincher on Utopia before he ultimately left the project.

The English version of Squid Game could apparently be Fincher’s next directing gig, but it’s possible that it couldn’t push forward right now as the original series is still ongoing. Netflix head Ted Sarandos had said, “Since the main series is still ongoing, there’s no justified reason for Netflix to do a remake.”

Admittedly, I’m surprised that Fincher would take on a project like Squid Game, seeing that a lot of his more recent projects have been very dark and serious like Mindhunter and The Killer. Not that Squid Game doesn’t get dark; but the show does have a tendency to be more colorful, and the violence can sometimes get a bit too outlandish for a Fincher project.

Then again, if Fincher is able to give his own unique twist to the premise, I’d be open to see what he would come up with. Until it gets a greenlight, all we can really do is speculate.

The English adaptation of Squid Game has not been officially announced, and there’s no release date for the second season of the original show.

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