Global streaming giant Netflix is fueling up the viewers’ anticipation for its new movie Space Sweepers with a spectacular main trailer starring Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Jin Seon-kyu, and Yoo Hae-jin.
Set in 2092, Space Sweepers introduces an era where Earth has become almost unable to support living beings, leading to a great divide between the privileged and the impoverished. It follows the crew of Victory, a junk-collecting spacecraft operated by a bunch of misfits who are in desperate need of money. While scavenging in space, Victory’s pilot Tae-ho (Song Joong-ki, The Battleship Island), captain Jang (Kim Tae-ri, Little Forest), engineer Tiger Park (Jin Seon-kyu, Man of Men), and reprogrammed military robot Bubs (Yoo Hae-jin, The Battle: Roar to Victory) come across Dorothy, a weapon of mass destruction packaged into the form of an adorable child. Upon finding out what Dorothy is, the crew strikes a dangerous deal that could either make them rich or take away the little that they have.
The promotional video is a 2-minute grand showcase of special effects and opens to the voice of a man saying, “With Earth no longer habitable, the only place left to go was up.” Zooming in into outer space, Victory’s crew is shown catching a signal of some large chunk of space debris just floating around at a distance. Wasting no time to get a hold of it and make lots of money, they immediately get into a fierce competition against other space scavengers, bumping into other spacecraft as they go, only to discover what appears as nothing more than an innocent child trapped inside drifting trash. Soon after, the crew learns that the child is actually the infamous humanoid weapon Dorothy and decides to sell it for two million dollars to a group called Black Foxes. What they did not expect, however, is the fact that Dorothy is a bomb with an unimaginable power built to wage a colossal war in space. It means that as long as she is inside Victory, the fate of the entire world is in their hands. Captain Jang then closes the clip with both a call for help and a warning of the impending battle, saying, “If you want to live, run away. Otherwise, come and fight.”
Helmed by Jo Sung-hee of Phantom Detective (2016), Space Sweepers is slated to drop on Netflix this February 5 and will be available for streaming in over 190 countries worldwide.