Headlines From China: Netflix Picks Up Chinese Fantasy Film ‘New Gods: Nezha Reborn’

Netflix Picks Up Chinese Fantasy Film ‘New Gods: Nezha Reborn’

Global streaming platform Netflix has picked up international rights to mainland Chinese animated feature “New Gods: Nezha Reborn,” which will be the platform’s third high profile commercial title in the past couple of months. The platform has exclusive worldwide streaming rights outside mainland China. It did not confirm a date for international availability. The film was directed by Zhao Ji, who previously directed hit “White Snake,” and was backed by Alibaba Pictures, Bona Film Group and Chinese video entertainment platform Bilibili. Read more Variety

‘Shock Wave 2’ Review: Andy Lau Plays Another Bomb Disposal Expert in Herman Yau’s Explosive Action Sequel

Released in mainland China over the Christmas period with much fanfare – while local cinemas were closed by the government’s lockdown measures – “Shock Wave 2” should easily satisfy aficionados of the city’s fabled police thriller tradition. The film features Andy Lau Tak-wah, who plays an ex bomb disposal expert who becomes a suspect in an explosion, and Ni Ni, who plays Lau’s ex-girlfriend and chief inspector of the police’s Counter Terrorism Response Unit. Read more South China Morning Post