On November 20, Netflix confirmed the exclusive global premiere of Song Joong-ki‘s highly anticipated space-themed movie on its platform.
Set in the futuristic universe in the year 2092, where Earth will soon become uninhabitable, Space Sweepers follows a crew of misfits aboard Spaceship Victory who collects space debris. After snatching a crashed space shuttle, the group finds a 7-year-old humanoid robot girl named Dorothy, who is wanted by UTS Space Guards. As Dorothy is a weapon of mass destruction, she has attracted the attention of the whole universe. The sci-fi thriller film stars Song Joong-ki (The Battleship Island, Arthdal Chronicles) as the ship’s genius pilot Tae-ho, who will do everything for money, Kim Tae-ri (Little Forest, Mr. Sunshine) as Captain Jang Sun-jang, who used to lead space pirates in the past, Jin Seon-kyu (Man of Men, Kingdom 2) as an ex-con and the ship’s engineer Tiger Park, and Yoo Hae-jin (The Battle: Roar to Victory, The Land), who lends his voice to Bubs (Eobdong), a weaponry robot who nags at everyone.
The film was supposed to be released on domestic theaters but was postponed due to the threat of the global pandemic. After a long series of negotiations, the production finally decided to release the movie through the subscription-based streaming platform. “We decided that we couldn’t just postpone the release anymore, so we chose Netflix as the most successful way to show Space Sweepers to both domestic and global audiences,” the production crew said.
The film will have subtitles available in 31 languages and will soon be released in 190 countries around the world exclusively through Netflix.
Sources: 1 | Netflix Media Center