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Netflix Acquires Chinese Action-Fantasy Film ‘The Yin Yang Master’

Adapted from mobile game Onmyōji, “The Yin Yang Master” will open in mainland Chinese cinemas this Friday and compete for Lunar New Year holiday audiences

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Netflix has secured the global exclusive streaming rights (ex-China) to “The Yin Yang Master”. Adapted from the popular mobile game Onmyōji, the Chinese fantasy film reunite stars Chen Kun and Zhou Xun in their first collaboration in over eight years. 


Earlier, Netflix also acquired the streaming rights for the action-fantasy film “The Yin-Yang Master: Dream Of Eternity,” which premiered on Feb, 5 on Netflix. The title may sound the same, but this is a completely different film from the same source, whose premiere date on Netflix is yet to be announced.


Produced by Chen Kuo-fu and Chang Chia-lu and directed by Li Weiran, The Yin Yang Master will be available exclusively on Netflix in over 190 countries. 


In The Yin Yang Master,  the world is on the verge of a devastating war with the monsters, who are coming back to retrieve the Scaling Stone. Yin Yang Master Qingming (Chen Kun)’s life is in danger, and he travels to different worlds to prepare for the upcoming assaults. On his journey, Qingming finds that the key to all the calamities is embracing his hybrid identity of both human and monster. In the film, we see Chen Kun and Zhou Xun’s characters Qingming and Bai Ni in a relationship. William Chan plays Ci Mu, portrays a sophisticated character that transforms from good to evil.
 

Producers Chen Kuo-fu and Chang Chia-lu have previously collaborated on multiple feature films, such as Painted Skin: The Resurrection, and the Detective Dee franchise. Led by director Li Weiran, leading industry artists were brought onto the production to bring the legendary game to life, including art director Yoshihito Akatsuka (Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back, Kill Bill, Seediq Bale), music composer Shigeru Umebayashi (In the Mood for Love, The Grandmaster), and Golden Horse Awards and Hong Kong Film Awards winning action choreographer Nicky Li (Shock Wave 2, Wolf Warriors). The film boasts grand visual effects and CGI production and re-creates a whole new interpretation of the classic Yin Yang Master story. 

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