The Korean Cultural Center in the United Arab Emirates will today host an event that will recreate the Netflix drama Squid Game. Two teams will compete against each other in four of the six games played on the show. Presumably there will be no murder and certainly no $38 million prize pool. Winners will get a green track suit.
Staff managing the event will be dressed in pink jumpsuits and Playstation controller masks, as seen in the show.
I am positive that this is not the last time a Squid Game event like this will be held.
Gerry Anderson to host autobiographical doco - wait... isn't he dead?
Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson will front a new doco looking back at his life for streamer Britbox. Dying back in 2012 isn't stopping him. But before you make any jokes about having him in front of the camera using puppet strings (and you shouldn't - that would be really tasteless and you know better than doing it), know that this is being achieved using deep fake AI technology.
Though he passed away in 2012, with permission from the Gerry Anderson estate A Life Uncharted will use deep fake technology and archive audio to have Gerry appear on-screen and tell his own story, alongside additional new interviews and commentary from friends, family, and colleagues.
Recently, the feature doc Roadrunner about Anthony Bourdain, faced backlash for its use of recreating Bourdain's voice on screen. That too was done with the permission of the estate. The difference here seems to be that the doco is using the deep fake video as a selling point for the doco and not as a subtle moment to heighten the filmmaking.
- Netflix says it didn't fire a trans employee for tweeting criticisms about the latest Dave Chappelle stand-up show - she was fired for crashing a digital exec meeting. Read: Variety
- UK production company Bad Wolf, best known for producing a popular BBC kids show that is really for kids, but adults inexplicably watch it, is set to be acquired by Sony. Read: Radio Times
- The Crown's Princess Di, Emma Corrin, will star in the new FX series The Retreat. That's the new show from the creators of The OA. Read: Deadline
- RIP Granville Adams - The Oz actor was 58. Read: THR
- David Gordon Green will direct a movie about the construction of Disneyland for Disney+. Read: Deadline
- The Netflix online merch store is online exclusive no longer - products from the store will also be sold at Walmart. Read: Walmart
- Yearly Departed will return for a second year to provide a year-in-review for Amazon Prime Video. Read: Deadline
- FilmRise has struck a deal with Fuji Television to distribute the classic episodes of Iron Chef, meaning you may soon see it appearing on a streaming service. Read: Variety
Joe Pera returns to talk some more with you from Nov 7 on Adult Swim.
Snoop & Martha's Very Tasty Halloween debuts on Peacock Oct 21.
Aardman Animation's Robin Robin debuts Nov 27.
Season 3 of Narcos: Mexico debuts Nov 5 on Netflix.
The Club debuts on Netflix Nov 5.
What's next? Tomorrow.