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Netflix acquires distribution rights of South Korean action-thriller

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US-based streaming giant Netflix has acquired almost all of the international distribution rights of the South Korean action thriller “Illang: The Wolf Brigade” directed by Kim Jee-woon.

The film, previously known as “Inrang” is a live-action adaptation of a 1999 Japanese sci-fi animation “Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade” which is a story, set in 2029, of a special forces squad tasked to quell a terrorist group who opposes the unification of the North and South Korean government.

“Illang” brings superstar giants Gang Dong-won, Jung Woo Sung and Han Hyo-joo in the big screen, as it is set to hit the theatres of South Korea on July 25.

The streaming powerhouse has not yet revealed a date on when the film will be available on Netflix for the rest of the world’s viewing, but it has been disclosed by a source close to Warner Bros. Local Productions Korea that there will be a 10-month holdback.

Netflix has been known as a streaming application that offers original Korean films and series, with “Love Alarm,” “Kingdom,” “Tunnel” and “Okja” among others.

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