From South Korea, a new action-packed space movie by director Jo Sung-hee called Space Sweepers is headed for Netflix. Set in 2092, it follows the crew of a spaceship called Victory in their attempt to escape Earth’s destruction and make a living out of salvaging space debris. Netflix will distribute this big-budget action epic set in space worldwide. The film should have debuted in Korea this past summer, but the COVID-19 outbreak forced the producers to change their plans. The streaming service has now debuted a trailer for the movie, introducing the main characters and exploring the future imagined for the human race. Plus robots!
You can watch the Space Sweepers trailer in the player below.
The official synopsis of Space Sweepers reads:
“Set in 2092, Earth has become a bleak planet which will soon be uninhabitable. The privileged class now live as UTS citizens on pristine habitats built between Earth and the moon, while 95% of the human race, the non-citizens, struggle to survive on the ruined Earth. Spaceship Victory is one of the many that live off salvaging space debris, which is a life-risking job since space debris fly at immense speed. But 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.”
The Space Sweepers cast features K-drama star Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Jin Sun-kyu, and Yoo Hai-jin. The film will hit Netflix on Feb. 5.
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