Netflix has just snapped up the Chinese blockbuster sci-fi film “The Wandering Earth” which has already exceeded half a billion dollars in its first 10 days after being released in cinemas in China, North America, Australia and New Zealand. The Mandarin film is based on the novella of the same title by Liu Cixin, the first Asian novelist to win the Hugo Award for Science Fiction. A release date on Netflix is yet to be announced.
“The Wandering Earth” tells the story of a close future in which the sun is about to expand into a red giant and devour the Earth, prompting mankind to make an audacious attempt to save planet. The multi-generational heroes build ten-thousand stellar engines in an effort to propel Planet Earth out the solar system, in the hope of finding a new celestial home. During the 2,500 year-long journey, a group of daring heroes emerge to defend human civilization from unexpected dangers and new enemies, and to ensure the survival of humanity in this age of the wandering Earth.