Netflix added to its list of Chinese titles, acquiring an upcoming fantastic feature film Super me. The banner acquired exclusive worldwide rights outside of mainland China, the former Yugoslavia and the Indian region.
From director Zhang Chong, the film premiered in Sitges in 2019 and has continued to be performed at festivals. It premiered in China last Friday and officially hits theaters on April 9. He is currently ranked third for presales that day.
Darren Wang, Song Jia and Cao Bingkun play with Wu Gang (Jump, Wolf warrior 2) also featuring.
Super me, which is the director’s second film after the 2019 drama The fourth wall, sees reality, dreams, desires and fantasies combine with a tale of rags to riches. It focuses on Sang Yu (Darren Wang), who has always dreamed of becoming a successful screenwriter. He writes non-stop, as he insists on completing a screenplay he was paid for by his friend, San Ge (Cao Bingkun), to complete. In the grip of the nightmares of a demon who wants to kill him, Sang Yu tries to stay awake and becomes an insomniac. One day, he discovers that he possesses a super power – to make his dreams come true, which he uses to his advantage. As his lifestyle improves, he meets Qiang Ge (Wu Gang), a ruthless gangster, who uses Sang Yu as a tool to achieve his fortune. Along the way, Sang Yu is able to pursue Hua Er (Song Jia), his crush from childhood and the love of his life.
This acquisition follows Netflix’s recent collection of Chinese New Year titles New Gods: Nezha Reborn and Master Yin Yang. A release date has not yet been set.