Netflix has picked up The Wandering Earth, based on the novella of the same name by Liu Cixin.
The Mandarin sci-fi film is directed and written by Frant Gwo, featuring a cast that includes Qu Chuxiao, Li Guangjie, Ng Man-tat and Zhao Jinmai with a special appearance by Wu Jing. The Wandering Earth is set in the near future as the sun is about to expand and devour the Earth, prompting mankind to make an audacious attempt to save the planet.
Jerry Zhang, manager of content acquisition at Netflix, said: “Netflix is committed to providing entertainment lovers with access to a wide variety of global content. With its high-quality production and storytelling, we believe that The Wandering Earth will be loved by sci-fi fans around the world.”
Gwo said, “Audiences from over 190 countries will soon meet The Wandering Earth on Netflix. I am glad that our movie can reach to people from different parts of the world. This is a movie created for the Chinese audience around the world, and it has been positively received since its premiere, we are very excited about it. To my surprise, this movie also resonates outside mainland China. Netflix will translate it into 28 languages, enabling more viewers to enjoy it regardless of geographical and linguistic differences. I hope they will like it.”