Moviegoers will not be able to see the movie, Time to Hunt, on April 10.
Netflix officially announced that they have decided to suspend all related events and the release of Time to Hunt, which was scheduled for the 10th, in respect of the Seoul Central District Court’s judgment.
They also added, “We feel sorry for the viewers who waited for ‘Time to Hunt’ all around the world, including Korea. We will deliver further news later.”
On April 8, the Seoul Central District Court ruled that it is illegal for Little Big Pictures, distributing company, to release Time to Hunt overseas through Netflix, after terminating the contract with an existing overseas sales company, Contents Panda, for the reason of new coronavirus pandemic.
According to the ruling, the movie, which was scheduled to be released simultaneously in more than 190 countries around the world through Netflix on April 10, was banned from being released overseas, but hopes for the movie to be released in Korea remained.
However, Netflix decided to hold off the release of Time to Hunt altogether. Naturally, online guest viewing that was scheduled on the same day of the release date was been canceled as well.