Director Zhang Chong‘s Super Me has been added to Netflix‘s catalog of Chinese films as the site has acquired exclusive worldwide rights to the fantasy film outside mainland China, the former Yugoslavia, and the Indian region.
Premiering at Sitges in 2019 and at other festivals thereafter, the film centers on Sang Yu – played by Darren Wang – who has always had a dream of becoming a screenwriter. To achieve this, he writes constantly, day and night, in order to finish a script he has to write for his friend San Ge (Cao Bingkun).
A victim of many nightmares, the protagonist suffers from insomnia and later realizes that he has a power: to make his dreams come true. A series of encounters follow, leading Sang Yu into many adventures.
Even though Netflix does not operate in China, numerous licenses have been granted for mainland Chinese films to show them to an international audience and not only in China.
Prior to Super Me, Netflix also licensed New Gods: Nezha Reborne, The Yin Yang Master and The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity for the Lunar New Year.
Distributed by Darren Wang, Cao Bingkun, Song Jia and Wu Gang, the film Super Me has not yet been scheduled to appear in the Netflix catalog.