NETFLIX Announces PSYCHOKINESIS from the Director of "Train To Busan"


NETFLIX PRESS (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.”


PRESS CONTINUED: "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."


Suk-Hun (Ryoo Seung-Ryong) happens to gain a supernatural power. He tries to save his daughter
Roo-Mi (Shim Eun-Kyung) after she gets involved in an unexpected accident.
“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.”

Filming began April 17, 2017 and finished August 6, 2017 in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea.

I'd be interested to see "regular folks" with super-powers in the "reel/real-world" sans superhero leather or spandex costumes! A lineage of Western films like "Chronicle", "Hancock" color our perception these days, so I am more than interested to see a Eastern voice in all this, IMHO. "Psychokinesis" will be available globally on Netflix in 2018.

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