Watch: Song Joong Ki, Kim Tae Ri, And More Are Intrepid Space Adventurers In Breathtaking Trailer For Korean Sci-Fi ‘Space Sweepers’ Film.
The much-anticipated film was described as Korea’s first space-based science-fiction blockbuster, with a story and graphics of a scale never before seen in the country’s cinematic history. Its star-studded cast includes Song Joong Ki, Kim Tae Ri, Jin Seon Kyu, Yoo Hae Jin, and more, and the film is directed by “A Werewolf Child” director Jo Sung Hee.
“Space Sweepers” is set up in the year 2092 and follows the crew of a space junk collector called The Victory. Once they encounter a humanoid robot called Dorothy, believed to be a tool of mass destruction, they get involved in a risky business deal. In the year 2092, space was full of hazardous floating debris, including abandoned satellites and stranded spaceships. The Victory crew flies through space searching for garbage they can make money off, thus battling with scrap collector ships from other countries and using the speed of their vessels to beat their rivals.
Song Joong Ki returns to the big screen after three years as he takes on the role of pilot Tae Ho. The pilot has a calm air and a relaxed smile about him, though he’s also so bad that he’s piloting a ship wearing only socks with holes in it instead of shoes.
Kim Tae Ri has taken on the role of Victory’s young captain Jang Sun Jang, who wears slick hair and sunglasses and looks impressive with her laser pistol.
Jin Seon Kyu plays the Tiger Park engineer, turning himself into an eccentric character who is covered in tattoos and uses his power to move the ship’s engine core lever.
In addition, the key element in Victory’s success in becoming the first to harpoon the junk they’ve found is the speedy harpooning robot that glides through space with a whistle-like sound. Yoo Hae Jin plays a robot, the first time that a Korean film has used motion capture for an actor to work with his co-stars.