The global streaming giant, Netflix, has bought rights to "The Wandering Earth," a hit movie that has been featured as the first Chinese mainstream science fiction movie.
The film has been a hit on the Chinese New Year – opened in fourth place on February 5 – but climbed to the top spot and still did not give up on its stratospheric position. After 14 days in theaters, the epic has collected about 4.07 billion yuan (603 million dollars) and probably has weeks of theatrical move left to go.
Adapted from the 2000 novel with the same name by the Chinese godfather-fi, Liu CIxin, the film tells the story of the people working together to save the planet from our elderly destroying sun by moving it to another a solar system with giant pushers.
Netflix works almost a whole planet, but not in China, local regulations mean it is forbidden. This did not stop the licensing platform for part of its content in the Middle Kingdom, through an agreement with the local giant iQIYI. Netflix also slowly increases the list of Mandarin language content through the production of original series and through acquisitions. Netflix has not given a date to launch it.
Netflix is committed to providing entertainers with access to a wide variety of global content. With our high-quality production and stories, we believe that The Wandering Earth will be loved by sci-fi fans around the world. "Said Jerry Jan, Netflix Content Acquisition Manager.
The film was directed and written by Frant Gwo. It includes acting, including Qu Chuxiao, Li Guangjie, Ng Man-tat and Zhao Jinmai with a special look from Wu Jing.
"The movie is a magnificent celebration of eyes with a large-scale production that is rarely seen in Mandarin. His work after production and special effects spans two years, undergoing over 3000 conceptual projects, including over 1