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‘Space Sweepers’ Korean sci-fi film coming to Netflix

"Space Sweepers," South Korea's first big-budget action epic set in space, will have its world premiere on Netflix on Feb. 5. Image credit: Netflix
Image credit: Netflix

Instead of being shown in movie theaters, “Space Sweepers,” South Korea’s first big-budget action epic set in space, will have its world premiere on Netflix on Feb. 5.

Set in 2092, “Space Sweepers” tells the story of Spaceship Victory — one of the many ships that live off salvaging space debris. Crewed with a genius space pilot Taeho (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.

Money, money, money

After successfully snatching a crashed space shuttle in the latest debris chase, Victory’s crew finds a seven-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 teaser trailer reveals a glimpse of the spaceship crew’s characters and their plans for exchanging a humanlike robot found from piles of space debris. With its stunning space action and thrills, Space Sweepers” also shows comical tension between these four extraordinary spaceship crew members who do not get along with each other.

Directed by Jo Sung Hee of “A Werewolf Boy” and “Phantom Detective”, this action-packed South Korean sci-fi film will be available on Feb. 5 only on Netflix.