Netflix nabs global rights to South Korean blockbuster Pandora
James R | On 08, Nov 2016
Netflix has nabbed the global streaming rights to South Korean blockbuster Pandora.
The nuclear disaster movie by award-winning screenwriter-turned-director Park Jung-Woo (known for the science fiction horror film, Deranged) will be released in South Korean cinemas and on Netflix in all other countries next year, as part of a new agreement inked between the streaming giant and distributor Next Entertainment World.
Produced by CAC Entertainment, the movie sees disaster strike a nuclear power plant in a small, quiet town, when an earthquake unexpectedly hits. The Pirates star Kim Nam-gil plays Jae-hyuk, a man who risks his life to save his family and country from the impending atomic explosion. The film also stars Kim Young-ae (The Attorney), Jung Jin-young (Miracle of Cell No. 7) and Kim Dae-myeong (Misaeng).
“We are excited to work with Next Entertainment World to bring such high-quality Korean titles like Pandora to our members worldwide,” says Rob Roy, Vice President Content Acquisition at Netflix. “Netflix is committed to bringing the best of global entertainment to the world and in an era where the Internet knows no bounds, this is another step towards delivering great stories to fans no matter where they live.”
Next Entertainment World CEO, Kim Woo-taek adds: “We are delighted to partner with Netflix, a world-class content distributor, to be able to present Pandora to global audiences in over 190 countries. Following the recent success of Train to Busan in Asia, we hope the ‘nuclear’ themed Pandora can win much love from the audiences worldwide.”
In South Korea, the film will be available to stream on Netflix after its theatrical release.