News culture Squid Game: “I’m not that rich,” says the director
Squid Game has been a real slot machine since its release and represents a certain gold and especially money win for Netflix. The South Korean series is worth a lot more than it cost the SVOD platform, especially since the director didn’t get a cent more than expected .
- “Netflix didn’t pay me a bonus”
- Season 2 for later?
Last week, Bloomberg reported that Squid Game could be worth $ 891 million, or 41.6 times its cost of production. A delusional figure whose profits are not attributed to all those involved in the project such as Hwang Dong-hyuk, the series director.
“Netflix didn’t pay me a bonus”
In an interview with British media The Guardian, the director spoke about Netflix and the worldwide triumph of Squid Game. And despite the series’ international success, Hwang Dong-hyuk explains that he didn’t get rich overnight:
I am not that rich. But I have what I need. I have enough to put food under my roof. But Netflix didn’t give me a bonus. Netflix pays me like the original contract says.
Hwang Dong-hyuk doesn’t seem to be complaining and sees the glass half full. In 2009, the South Korean director and his family ran into financial hardship after the economic crisis. So he explains that he finds refuge in manga cafes and reads works like Battle Roale
Season 2 for later?
But if Squid Game hasn’t (yet?) Brought him the wealth he hoped for, Hwang Dong-hyuk intends to use Netflix for his next projects. Still in an interview with The guard, he explains that he wants to broadcast his three previous films on the platform. Regarding his future plans, he does not reject the idea of a second season:
Of course there are discussions. It is inevitable because of the success it brings. I look at it. I have a general idea in mind, but I’m not going to work on it right away. There is a film that I really want to make.
When Hwang Dong-hyuk had briefly mentioned plans for Squid Game for Season 2, he indicated that he shouldn’t think about it for now: Writing Season 1 had strained him physically and mentally. But when Season 2 is here, he could certainly renegotiate the terms of the contract. And get a little closer to the Squid Game winner’s jackpot, which is promised $ 39 million.
Source : The guard
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