SQuid Game Accused of Plagiarizing Japanese Film As The Gods Will

(Squid Game), noticed that the K-drama had several scenes and a storyline similar to the 2014 Japanese film As The Gods Will .

The plots of both shows involve survival death matches using childhood games and there are also similarities in filmography such as close-up shots of giant doll heads and countdown clock scenes.

“Squid Game,” which premiered on streaming services on September 17, has garnered rave reviews and is trending online. The K-drama stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, and Jung Ho-yeon.

The nine-episode series follows a group of desperate people who must play a version of their childhood game for a chance to win 45.6 billion won (approximately Rp. 549 billion). Its director, Hwang Dong-hyuk, is best known for the 2011 film Silenced , based on a true story about the harassment of deaf students in South Korea.

He had previously mentioned that the script for “Squid Game” had been in the works from 2008 to 2009, but was delayed due to lack of interest, until Netflix came along a decade later.

“It’s true that (the first game) was similar, but after that, there was nothing in common,” said Hwang Dong-hyuk, best known for the 2011 film Silenced , in a press conference reported by The Star , Tuesday (28/9).

He points out that As The Gods Will was created in the 2010s, after his initial idea for “Squid Game”, which came to him after reading many manga about the survival genre . “But if I had to say it, I would say I did it first.

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