Harnessing those superpowers

movie & TV November 17, 2017 13:35


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Netflix has announced that “Psychokinesis”, the latest film from the director of “Train to Busan” Yeon Sang-Ho will soon be available on the streaming service along with “Steel Rain” and “The Chase”.

All three are part of the partnership with Content Panda, an international business division of top Korean distributor Next Entertainment World.

“We are excited to partner with Next Entertainment World to bring multiple upcoming Korean films including director Yeon Sang-Ho’s “Psychokinesis” to our global members,” said Rob Roy, vice president of content acquisition at Netflix. “Netflix will continue to keep a close eye on great global content, as we are committed to providing the best entertainment to our members around the world.”

“Psychokinesis” is the highly anticipated new movie from Yeon Sang-Ho, whose 2016 zombie thriller “Train to Busan” was a smash hit. The new title focuses on superpowers, telling the story of a father who sets out to save his troubled daughter using superpowers that suddenly appeared in him one day.

According to Variety’s website, the film stars Ryu Seungryong (“Miracle in Cell No 7”) and Shim Eunkyung (“Miss Granny”) the voice acting leads in “Seoul Station,” Yeon’s animated prequel to “Train,” Park Jungmin (“Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet”) and “Train” star Jung Yumi.

“Steel Rain” focuses on nuclear threats in the two Koreas when a coup in North Korea forces its leader and his elite guard to come South. “The Chase” is a thriller that features two characters chasing after the suspect in a 30-year-old unsolved case.

“The recent partnership was made possible as both Netflix and NEW agreed on great content,” said Jae-Min Kim, head of overseas sales at Contents Panda. 

“We plan to get a head start in the global markets by securing more competitive content in the future.”

Psychokinesis will be available globally on Netflix in 2018. Netflix currently has 109 million global members.