After the success of the Squid Game, Netflix is fully committed to Korean titles. He’s now making a new movie, doing something he’s never done before.
We can rightfully call the Squid Game one of the biggest surprises of the past year. The series managed to attract a global audience of millions out of nowhere. This is of course more taste for Netflix and so it’s working on new Korean content. Not only in Korean, but also in English.
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Netflix is fully committed to the Korean movie Time To Hunt. Premiered at last year’s Berlin Film Festival, the film follows a group of people who turn to crime to survive in a near-future Korea that is beset by a financial crisis. So you can compare it a little to the Squid Game in light of the story and even La Casa de Papel and Army of the Dead.
However, there is a major shift in Time to Hunt. There will be a new version of the Korean version on Netflix. This is the first time that Netflix has reproduced one of its productions in a foreign language, but in English.
The original version was directed by Yoon Sung-Hyun and the cast included a number of up-and-coming Korean actors. English version prepared by Adam Randall. The director just made the vampire comedy Night Teeth for Netflix and was previously responsible for the horror I See You.
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“Just the structure itself”
Randall tells Deadline about the Korean Netflix movie: “I watched the movie during the start of lockdown and it’s a really good concept. It’s half a heist and half a dystopian chase movie. It combines three of my favorite genres. The version I’m making is set in the US with a different story but the same The structure. From what I understand, this is the first time that Netflix has re-released any of its original foreign films. The process was a little complicated, but it worked.”
So it will be some time before the new version of Time to Hunt appears on Netflix. Fortunately, you can already watch the regular version on Netflix. To get you in the mood, you can watch a trailer for the Korean version below.
Not very convincing
By the way, the Korean version of Time to Hunt did not get very high ratings. It scores a reasonable 6.3 on IMDb, but the title itself is somewhat unknown. So get to work on it for Netflix.
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