Space Sweepers, starring Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri, will be released on Netflix on 5 February, the streaming service announced today.
The South Korean science fiction action thriller was directed by Jo Sung Hee (A Werewolf Boy, Phantom Detective).
Netflix describes the movie as such:
Set in 2092, spaceship Victory is one of the many that live off salvaging space debris. Crewed with a genius space pilot Tae-ho (Song Joong-ki), a mysterious ex-space pirate Captain Jang (Kim Tae-ri), a spaceship engineer Tiger Park (Jin Sun-kyu), and a reprogrammed military robot Bubs (Yoo Hai-jin), Spaceship Victory surpasses all other space sweepers. After successfully snatching a crashed space shuttle in the latest debris chase, Victory’s crew finds a 7-year-old girl inside. They realise that she’s the humanlike robot wanted by UTS Space Guards, and decide to demand ransom in exchange.
The first trailer for the movie was dropped yesterday. Here it is:
From the trailer, Space Sweepers looks like a big-budget, action-comedy, featuring impressive visual effects with spaceships and robots in an outer space setting.
Song Joong Ki shot to fame as the male lead character in 2016 romance drama Descendants Of The Sun.
Kim Tae Ri has played roles in The Handmaiden, Little Forest, and Mr. Sunshine.