Sci-fi movies might be a Hollywood norm, but this time, it’s got a Hallyu twist. Space Sweepers is a futuristic South Korean film that follows the adventure of a space debris collection ship called “Victory” and its motley crew.
Set in the year 2092, Earth has become inhabitable, and a new civilisation has been built in the satellite orbit. “Victory” is one of the many ships that survive by scavaging space debris, and eventually retrieves a crashed space shuttle. There, they find a humanoid robot named “Dorothy,” known to have been produced for mass destruction.
While the whole of space frantically hunts for Dorothy, the Victory crew comes up with a dangerous plan to trade Dorothy for a large sum of money.
Directed by Jo Sung-hee, the cast includes Song Joong-ki (best known for ‘Descendants of The Sun’), Kim Tae-ri who starred in ‘The Handmaiden’ and ‘Mr. Sunshine‘, Jin Sun-kyu and Yoo Hai-jin.
They’re joined by English actor Richard Armitage, who played Thorin in “The Hobbit” franchise. In a press conference, this morning (Feb 2), the South Korean cast and director shed more light on the film.