It was revealed that Space Sweepers, the South Korean blockbuster in space was coming to Netflix after its theatrical release was delayed for 2020. Now, we have confirmation from Netflix that Space Sweepers will be available on Netflix starting February 2021.
Space Sweepers, a new Netflix Original Korean Sci-Fi movie directed and written by Jo Sung Hee is coming soon. The feature has been highly regarded as Korea’s first space blockbuster.
Netflix acquired the blockbusters Space Sweepers, The Wandering Earth and The Chinese Original The Wandering Earth.
Space Sweepers is confirmed to be available on Netflix worldwide starting Friday, February 5, 2021.
Although originally planned to release the space blockbuster in South Korean theatres during the summer of 2020, the film was delayed due to Space Sweepers' global pandemic. Later, it was revealed that Netflix would exclusively release the film.
According to the movie’s wiki page, the run time of Space Sweepers is 136 minutes.
In the not so distant future, Earth is on the brink of destruction, and the only form of currency left is the trash that remains. One team of space sweepers is about to go bankrupt when it comes across a robot that looks like a human. Thinking they’ve hit the big time, it’s not long before word travels across the galaxy, and soon other crews go on the hunt for the space sweepers in hope of stealing the robot for themselves.
Space Sweepers has only announced a few cast members.
|Role||Cast Member||Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?|
|Tae Ho||Song Joong Ki||Descendants of the Sun | A Werewolf Boy | Sungkyunkwan Scandal|
|Captain Jang||Kim Tae Ri||The Handmaiden | Little Forest | Mr. Sunshine|
|Tiger Park||Jin Seon Kyu||The Outlaws | Extreme Job | The Good the Bad and the Weird|
|Robot Eabdong||Yoo Hae Jin||A Taxi Driver | Pirates | Veteran|
|American Space Sweeper||Milan-Devi LaBrey||Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula | Gracious Revenge|
|Reporter||Daniel Joey Albright||Steel Rain | A Taxi Driver | The Battle of Jangsari|
The filming started on July 3, 2019, and finished on November 2, 2019.
The movie was made for a reported ₩24 billion, which is roughly 21.2 million US dollars. You can see that not one cent was wasted, judging by the film's incredible looks.
While the idea for Space Sweepers sounds like it came straight out of a webtoon, surprisingly it wasn’t.
Jo Sunghee, a screenwriter, came up with this story after a discussion with a friend in 2010 about the dangers of space junk.
Since then, a webtoon adaptation of the film has been published. It premiered May 26, 2020.
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