Netflix has bought rights to “The Wandering Earth,“ the smash hit film pitched as China’s first mainstream sci-fi movie.
The Chinese hit movie has positioned in the fourth place on Feb.5 and raked about $603 million within weeks of its release.The film tells the story of people working together to save the planet from our aged, imploding sun by moving it with giant thrusters to another solar system.
Even though Netflix operates globally,it was banned in China.“Netflix is committed to providing entertainment lovers with access to a wide variety of global content,” said Jerry Zhang, manager of content acquisition at Netflix. “With its high-quality production and story-telling, we believe that ‘The Wandering Earth’ will be loved by sci-fi fans around the world.”
“The movie is a majestic feast for the eyes with massive production scale rarely seen in Mandarin films,” Netflix said. “Its post-production and special effects work spanned two years, undergoing more than 3,000 conceptual designs, and featuring over 10,000 specifically built props, while employing an impressive 2,000 special effects shots and a substantial amount of computer graphics shots.”
However,Netflix has yet to decide the releasing date of “The Wandering Earth” on its platform.