Netflix acquires Chinese fantasy film ‘The Yin-Yang Master: Dream Of Eternity’

The film will begin streaming exclusively on the platform in February onwards

Netflix has announced today (December 16) that it has purchased the rights to Chinese fantasy action film The Yin-Yang Master: Dream Of Eternity.

The film, directed by Guo Jingming, is slated to release in theatres across mainland China on December 25, before streaming exclusively on Netflix in over 190 countries from February 5 onwards.

The Yin-Yang Master: Dream Of Eternity tells the story of China’s four best Yin-Yang Masters, who are called upon to defeat the Serpent demon — the world’s most powerful demon who awakens every 100 years. Unknown to the Masters, the Princess and the head of the Royal Guard begin conspiring to claim the Serpent demon’s eternal life for themselves.

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Watch the trailer for The Yin-Yang Master: Dream Of Eternity below.

The film, which completed most of its filming before coronavirus quarantines, was adapted from the acclaimed 2001 Japanese fantasy novel Onmyoji by Baku Yumemakura.

Director Guo Jingming said in a statement to Variety earlier this year: “Fantasy action is always a popular genre, as it brings infinite space for imagination, visual strangeness and emotional excitement to audiences”.

He added: “The strong [Asian] aesthetics of the film might be appealing for international audiences. In the meantime, the story is universal and accessible to anyone.”

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In other film news, it was announced yesterday (December 15) that Netflix is adding three movies by the late Malaysian director Yasmin AhmadTalentime, Rabun and Mukhsin – to the platform on Friday, December 18.

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