Contents Panda files injunction to stop Netflix from streaming film
Contents Panda recently filed for an injunction to ban Netflix from streaming the film “Time to Hunt,” the company announced on Wednesday.
The company, which was in charge of the film’s overseas film distribution, argued last month that the film distribution company Little Big Pictures signed an exclusive contract with Netflix without giving proper notification about the termination of their contract.
“Time to Hunt” was an anticipated blockbuster thriller featuring star actors Lee Je-hoon, Choi Woo-shik, Ahn Jae-hong and Park Jung-min. The film was originally set to have a theatrical premiere on Feb. 26, but along with other local films, it was pushed back indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.
While Little Big Pictures retorted that it has followed the proper legal procedure to terminate the contract under the condition that the contract could end “in times of natural disaster,” Contents Panda stated in its injunction that the exclusive Netflix release could be problematic as it has already “sold the film’s distribution rights to 30 regions and was planning on forming additional contracts with 70 other regions.”
Meanwhile, “Time to Hunt” will be available on Netflix this Friday.
By Lee Jae-lim