With the exception of all of the murder and death, this is something we imaging a lot of people would be eager to take part in.
Yep, it has taken less than a month, but a real-life 'Squid Game' is taking place later this October in South Korea.
The TV series, which this week has become the most-watched debut on Netflix ever, has become such a worldwide phenomenon that businesses are already starting to cash-in on the production.
According to a report by The Korea Times, the St. John’s Hotel in Gangneung will be hosting a real-life version of 'Squid Game' on October 24. Unsurprisingly, tickets for the event have already been snatched up two days after the announcement.
According to the publication, contestants of all ages will be able to participate, and just like their TV series counterparts, they will each receive a business card with the mysterious phone number which they must call. One winner will end up walking away unscathed with ₩5million, which is roughly €3,600, and that's not all - everyone taking part will also walk away with their body parts still intact.
Four of the childhood Korean games that appeared in the series will be playable for the
victims contestants: Red Light, Green Light, Tug-O-War, Ddakji (the paper tile flipping game) and the Dalgona (the honeycomb) Challenge.
However, government officials of Gangneung have ordered the hotel to not proceed with their real-life 'Squid Game', as it breaks social distancing regulations currently in place. The staff are reportedly attempting to change the format to allow for the event to continue without any cancellation.
Since the series arrived on Netflix in September, it has become a major trending topic on social media which has spawned a number of memes.
Series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk recently said that a second season could be possible.