Featuring an all-star cast composed of Bae Suzy, Park Bo-gum, Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, and Choi Woo-shik, the highly anticipated sci-fi film Wonderland is reportedly under discussions to hold a global premiere on Netflix.
Earlier today, multiple news reports circulated about Wonderland’s plans of carrying out a simultaneous grand premiere across numerous countries, except South Korea and China, through the streaming giant Netflix. The film is also said to be gearing up for a box-office release domestically and for a local release in China via a different platform since Netflix’s service is not available in the country. In response, a representative from Netflix clarified through Korean media outlets, “It is correct that the film has been in talks to premiere with us, but nothing has been decided yet.”
Wonderland is set in a simulated universe that uses augmented reality and artificial intelligence. It is a place where people can reunite and communicate with loved ones whom they can no longer interact with in the real world.
Bae Suzy (Ashfall) and Park Bo-gum (Coin Locker Girl) play a young couple whose relationship begins to fall apart when Park’s character falls into a coma. As a result, Suzy’s character goes into Wonderland to meet him and talk to him again.
Meanwhile, Gong Yoo (The Age of Shadows) portrays a husband in his 40s. His character terribly longs for his late wife, played by Tang Wei (The Whistleblower), and so does his son, who can’t seem to forget his mother. Hence, he sets out for Wonderland to have a virtual reunion with her.
Notably, the new film will mark Gong Yoo and Jung Yu-mi’s fourth time to grace the big screen together as they have previously co-starred in Silenced (2011), the hit zombie-themed movie Train to Busan (2016), and once again in Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 (2019). In addition, Gong Yoo and Park Bo-gum will soon headline another upcoming film titled Seobok (2020).
Wonderland is helmed by Kim Tae-yong, the director behind various praised works such as Late Autumn (2010), You Are More Than Beautiful (2013), and the “Picnic” segment in Mad Sad Bad (2014).