Director Kim Tae Yong’s new film Wonderland (literal title) will premiere worldwide on Netflix.
According to a media outlet, ACEMAKER Movieworks and Netflix have agreed to release Wonderland through Netflix around the world except Korea and China. Given the fact that Netflix does not provide services in China and that Tang Wei took one of the lead roles, China is considering releasing the movie in the local theaters.
Wonderland is the first movie by director Kim Tae Yong in 9 years since he directed Late Autumn in 2011. It tells the story of those who use “Wonderland,” a simulated universe where people can reunite with loved ones with whom they can no longer interact with in the real world.
Earlier, the film made headlines for its super-luxurious cast. Suzy and Park Bo Gum play the couple in their 20s, Choi Woo Shik and Jung Yu Mi star as the “Wonderland” coordinators, while Gong Yoo and Tang Wei turn into a couple in their 40s.
ACEMAKER Movieworks and Netflix have been discussing overseas release since the early stage of the production. Rumor has it that ACEMAKER Movieworks signed the overseas copyright contract with Netflix for about 30 percent of the production budget after long negotiations.
Wonderland finished filming at the end of September and is currently working on the post-production stage. Tang Wei will film additional scenes in January next year, and the movie will be released in the second half of next year.