SEOUL, South Korea — In an announcement made last November, Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, has confirmed the exclusive global release of a new Korean sci-fi thriller film Space Sweepers, starring Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Jin Sun-kyu, and Yoo Hai-jin.
Space Sweepers, directed by Jo Sung-hee (A Werewolf Boy, Phantom Detective) and produced by Bidangil Pictures, depicts in vivid detail the plight of a crew of a cosmic waste management spacecraft that then discover a humanlike robot, named Dorothy.
Set in 2092, Earth has become a bleak planet which will soon be uninhabitable. Spaceship Victory is one of the many that live off salvaging space debris. Crewed with a genius space pilot Tae-ho, a mysterious ex-space pirate Captain Jang, an ex-con spaceship engineer Tiger Park, and a reprogrammed military robot Bubs, Spaceship Victory surpasses all other space sweepers.
After successfully snatching a crashed space shuttle in the latest debris chase, Victory’s crew find a 7-year-old girl inside. They realize that she’s the humanlike robot wanted by UTS Space Guards, and decide to demand ransom in exchange.
Song Joong-ki (Descendants of the Sun, A Werewolf Boy) plays Tae-ho, the pilot who undertakes any profitable venture. Kim Tae-ri (Mr. Sunshine, The Handmaiden) takes on the role of Captain Jang, while Jin Sun-kyu (Kingdom, Extreme Job) and Yoo Hai-jin (Confidential Assignment, A Taxi Driver) plays spaceship engineer Tiger Park, and a reprogrammed military robot Bubs, respectively.
The excitement-packed outer space sci-fi blockbuster promises high-0ctane action and out-of-this-world (literally) adventure, with some of South Korea’s biggest drama icons, premiering worldwide, only on the streaming service to be released soon, this coming February 5.
Catch the teaser here:
Watch the full trailer here: