Over the past few months, Netflix has really gotten into establishing itself as a place for Asian-made genre content. Between the oodles of anime series its licensing and a whole host of Korean acquisitions, it’s becoming a go-to place for foreign genre. Now it’s bolstering that with a new Korean superhero movie.
Psychokinesis, the next project from Yeon Sang-ho – the director of the Korean smash hit zombie epic Train to Busan – follows the story of a young father who goes on a journey to save his troubled daughter, after discovering he possesses psychic superpowers. Given the huge success of Train to Busan in South Korea, there’s been a lot of interest around Sang-Ho’s first follow-up, but now we’ll be able to see it on Netflix worldwide thanks to a deal with South Korean company Next Entertainment World.
It’s another big Korean acquisition from Netflix, after its successful collaboration with Bong Joon-Ho for Okja, and its recent announcement that it will bring the Korean medieval zombie show Kingdom to its service next year. It’s a very good time for South Korean genre shows and films, and thankfully we’ll actually get to see them thanks to deals like this. Plus, if Sang-ho can do for superpowers what he did for zombies in Train to Busan, we’re in for a great treat. Psychokinesis is set to hit Netflix some time in 2018.