Train to Busan director heads to Netflix for Psychokinesis
Staff Reporter | On 15, Nov 2017
Update: Psychokinesis now has a Netflix release date of 25th April 2018
Train to Busan director Yeon Sang-Ho is heading to Netflix for his next project, the blockbuster Psychokinesis.
The South Korean zombie-on-a-train thriller was a runaway hit last year, following The Chase and Steel Rain in breaking out to find international audiences. Psychokinesis focuses on a unique theme of superpowers, as a father sets out to save his troubled daughter with powers that suddenly appear in him one day.
Along with Psychokinesis, Steel Rain and The Chase will also be available on Netflix globally, as part of a partnership with Content Panda, an International Business Division of top Korean distributor Next Entertainment World. 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.
“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,” says 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.”
“Following Pandora, the recent partnership was made possible as both Netflix and NEW agreed on great contents,” adds 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.”
The film is released in South Korean cinemas in January, before hitting Netflix internationally. Here’s a Korean trailer to give you a flavour of what’s in store:
Psychokinesis is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.