Netflix acquires hit Taiwanese horror comedy – The Hollywood Reporter

Taiwan’s hit horror comedy Marry my dead body heading to Netflix. The streamer has purchased the worldwide rights to the film and will release it on August 10.

Revolving around the Chinese tradition of “ghost marriage” and incorporating elements of fantasy, supernaturalism, and LGBTQ issues, Marry my dead body has taken Taiwan by storm since its February release, grossing $11.5 million (NT$360 million) and claiming the territory’s top spot for Chinese-language films in the first half of 2023. The film won the best screenplay award at the 25th Taipei Film Festival last year. Saturday and was also nominated for Best Actor and Best Visual Effects.

Directed by Cheng Wei-hao, Marry my dead body tells the story of Wu Ming-Han (Hsu Kuang Han), an outspoken policeman who is mercurial and afraid of ghosts. While gathering evidence for a case, he accidentally picks up a red envelope and is forced to marry Mao Pang-Yu (Austin Lin), who died under mysterious circumstances. The duo must overcome their differences and join forces to solve the case, seek justice for Mao, and embark on a ridiculous and tearful journey together. Ginger Wang plays a policewoman.

Marry my dead body produced by Calendar Studios and premiered at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival last November.

Watch the film’s international trailer below.

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