Entertainment15 November 2017
November 15, Seoul, Korea – Netflix Inc., the world’s leading internet entertainment service, today announced its new Korean Netflix Original Film Psychokinesis, a new blockbuster film from the director of Train to Busan. Along with Psychokinesis, Steel Rain and The Chase will also be available on Netflix globally as a 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 blockbuster from director Yeon Sang-Ho, one of Korea’s top directors responsible for Train to Busan, a Korean zombie-thriller that saw it success in 2016 with 11.6 million viewers. Director Yeon’s new title focuses on a unique theme of superpowers where a father sets out to save his troubled daughter with superpowers that suddenly appeared in him one day.
With Psychokinesis, both Steel Rain and The Chase will also be available on Netflix as a part of the recent partnership. Steel Rain focuses on the nuclear threats in the two Koreas where a coup in North Korea forces its leader and his elite guard to come to South Korea. The Chase is a thriller that features two characters that chase after the suspect of a 30-year old unsolved case.
“Following Pandora, the recent partnership was made possible as both Netflix and NEW agreed on great contents,” 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 contents in the future.”
Psychokinesis will be available globally on Netflix in 2018. Netflix currently has 109 million global members.
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 109 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About Next Entertainment World(NEW)
Next Entertainment World (NEW) started out as a film investment and domestic distribution business in 2008. Taking the lead in the Korean film market share in 2013, NEW has grown rapidly and now has become one of the most successful contents distribution companies in the market. Now NEW consists of film, drama, music, sports contents, and cinema business.
About Contents Panda
Contents Panda is NEW's Ancillary Rights and International Business division. Its international sales division was founded in 2015, pitching top notch films presented by NEW, Contents Panda and others. Each year, Contents Panda tries to widen the spectrum of business market and develop new models for the platform.