The internet has been abuzz with rumors over the last 24 hours about a possible American remake of the hit Korean show Squid Game on Netflix, with David Fincher reportedly in talks to direct it. However, it’s unclear whether these rumors hold any truth. Many have expressed doubts about the feasibility of such a project. It’s hard to say for sure what will come of these rumors, but it’s worth taking them with a grain of salt until more concrete information is available.
It’s worth noting that while an American remake of Squid Game wouldn’t be the first time Netflix has produced a foreign adaptation, it’s not a straightforward comparison to the Spanish-language Money Heist remake. For one, Money Heist had already concluded by the time its remake was released, whereas Squid Game is set to have a second season. It begs the question of why Netflix would want to potentially divert attention away from the original show. Additionally, the absence of the titular games in the US would likely necessitate significant changes to the premise, to the point that it may no longer resemble the original.
Furthermore, Netflix’s attempt at turning Squid Game into a reality competition show fell flat and failed to attract a significant audience. This lackluster performance could make an American remake of Squid Game even less likely, as it suggests that the premise may not translate well to Western audiences. Ultimately, it’s unclear whether the rumors of an American remake hold any weight, and it remains to be seen if such a project would even be successful.
Another factor that adds to the skepticism surrounding the American remake rumor is that it seems to have originated from a single source, Jeff Sneider of The Hot Mic podcast. While Sneider is an industry insider, the fact that all of the press coverage on this rumor is quoting a single source raises questions about its credibility. Sneider’s tweet claiming that Netflix is pursuing David Fincher to produce and direct an American version of Squid Game is what sparked the speculation in the first place, and it’s unclear whether this rumor has any basis in reality.
The buzz surrounding the American remake rumor has generated many responses and hot takes, with some comparing the premise of Squid Game to the real-life struggles of many Americans. Even YouTuber MrBeast tweeted a playful comment in response to the rumor, implying that his own videos have already created a real-life version of the show. However, until more concrete information is available, it’s difficult to say whether an American remake of Squid Game is actually in the works.