Since the first season of the new South Korean Netflix song that premiered on September 17, squid gameIt has not ceased to be a trend. The success reached such a point that fans began to send money to one of its producers.
Squid game is on its way to position itself in classification One of the most watched series on the American platform. The historical potential created by the director Hwang Dong Hyuk lured TED Sarandos subscribers and raised South Korean production to the top of the recommendation list Netflix.
The series revolves around 456 people who, due to various situations, have debts to pay off. All are invited to participate in a bloody competition consisting of cooperation in a total of six games for children in which the winner of the Millionaire Prize wins. The bad part? Whoever loses will be killed mercilessly.
This production has become a real annoyance for some fans who do not stop to think of various theories that would have led Hwang to tell this story, based on Korean children’s games in the 1970s. So much so that there are even people who paid money for the account number that appeared in one of the chapters, corresponding to one of the producers.
“The account number that appears belongs to one of the series’ producers.”
To explain what happened Hwang Dong Hyuk calculated for Allkpop How the idea came: “The account number that appears belongs to one of the series’ producers. We made an agreement with the management team and used it. I heard the producer received some deposits of about KRW 456 (which is no more than 30 cents) from people who watched the series.”
As if it wasn’t enough, in addition to the account number, the phone number of a person in the team was also leaked. This number appeared on the letter contestants received inviting them to participate in the Games. And although the injured person did not wish to reveal his identity, he confirmed that he had received more than 4,000 phone calls from fans.
The director says they are trying to fix it: “We used this number because they told us it was a safe number to use,” but the producers didn’t expect the number to work if you put the code 010. “We are very sorry for not reviewing these details. I know the production team is working on making it up to This individual. We will take responsibility for this until the end.”
Life-size replica of “The Squid Game”
Since the advent of Netflix, it has never ceased to amaze us with its great marketing campaigns. From the one they put in the Spain building in Madrid to the red car they installed on a facade to advertise Michael Schumacher’s documentary. Now, the platform has gone a step further and decided to place a replica of the giant doll that appears in the first game of the series:
Intimidating to say the least, this production is over three meters high and is responsible for controlling its green and red light at a pedestrian crossing near the shopping center where it is located, making sure pedestrians don’t cross when they shouldn’t. The doll is installed in a city Quezon in the Philippines.
Like the participants in the fantasy death auditions on Netflix, the Korean director and screenwriter was also a debtor looking for any alternative to leave his problems behind. In fact, the series premiered in 2008, when Hwang Dong Hyuk was experiencing a severe financial crisis. The idea arose from cultural references such as Los hunger Games NS battle royaleFilms that made the director wonder what his life would be like if he got involved in these kinds of games. The imagination did the rest.
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