5 things to know about Korean star Song Joong-ki’s upcoming film, Space Sweepers


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K-drama actor Song Joong-Ki, star of Descendants of the Sun and Arthdal Chronicles, is back in action in the new sci-fi film Space Sweepers. While the film has no release date yet, here’s what we know about this upcoming blockbuster.
In the year 2092, space is full of floating debris such as abandoned ships and rusty satellites. The Victory spaceship collects this valuable junk and competes with similar ships in exchange for money. One day the ship’s crew discover a robot named Dorothy, a weapon of mass destruction. Their lives are then turned upside down because of their involvement in a high-stakes business deal.
2. His character is a poor space pilot
Song Joong-ki plays the role of a poor space pilot named Tae Ho. While he has a confident personality, he’s very poor. He can’t even afford shoes so he drives the ship wearing socks filled with holes.
The film has a star-studded cast. Victory’s captain Jang Sun-jang will be played by veteran actress Kim Tae-ri. K-drama fans may recognise her from a past performance in Mr. Sunshine.
Jin Seon-kyu plays the engineer Tiger Park who uses his superior strength to thrust the ship’s core lever. Prior to the film, the actor worked in movies such as Extreme Job and The Outlaws.
Dorothy is voiced by Yoo Hae-jin from The King and the Clown and Small Town Rivals.
The film’s budget is an astounding 26 billion won (US$21.2 million). This includes the investment of Huayi Tencent, a Chinese entertainment company. The film does not have a confirmed release date yet, but it’s expected to reach theatres in the summer of 2020.
The film is directed by Jo Sung-hee, who is the mastermind behind many hit films. He worked alongside Song Joong-ki in the movie, Werewolf Boy.
The tear-jerker includes Kim Soon-yi (played by Park Bo Young) who suffered from a lung problem. After she moves to a rural village, she meets Chul Soo (Song Joong-ki), the werewolf boy. She teaches him to wear clothes, read books and write the alphabet. Eventually, Chul Soo develops feelings for Soon-yi.
This article originally appeared on the South China Morning Post (www.scmp.com), the leading news media reporting on China and Asia.
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