On August 18, The Upcoming Drama “Space Sweepers” Held A Stream Press Conference In Seoul And Its Stars Song Joong Ki, Kim Tae Ri And More Talk About Challenges Of The Sci-Fi Blockbuster
In stream press conference, Space Sweepers’ stars Song Joong Ki, Kim Tae Ri and more talk about challenges of the Sci-Fi blockbuster. Beside, the upcoming film is increasing excitement by sharing a character poster of its stars!
“Space Sweepers” is set in the year 2092 and follows the crew of a space junk collector ship called The Victory. When they find a humanoid robot named Dorothy that’s also a weapon of mass destruction, they get involved in a dangerous business deal. Its star-studded cast includes Song Joong Ki, Kim Tae Ri, Jin Seon Kyu, Yoo Hae Jin, and more, and the film is helmed by “A Werewolf Boy” director Jo Sung Hee.
Song Joong Ki plays Tae Ho, the pilot of The Victory. He shared, “Even while we were filming “A Werewolf Boy” nine years ago, I’d heard that he was preparing for a space-themed sci-fi film. I thought the concept of space junk was new, and I was attracted to the challenge in making South Korea’s first space-themed sci-fi film”.
Jin Seon Kyu plays Tiger Park, the engineer of The Victory. “The director wanted something different from what I’d tried before”, he laughed. “He suggested my hairstyle and it took 15 hours to complete. I thought I would shave it off if it didn’t suit me, but it was better than I expected”.
Yoo Hae Jin used motion capture to play “Opdongie”. the harpooning robot of The Victory. This is the first time that motion capture was used to portray a robot in a Korean film. Yoo Hae Jin said, “I thought that it wouldn’t feel like me if I just dubbed during other people’s action scenes, so I said I would do the motion capture as well. I wanted to make Opdongie come alive. It was a new experience, but I was in the mood for that, so it was a good opportunity”.
Also in this press conference, a unique character poster was shared of the main cast, which highlights their teamwork as the crew of The Victory.
“Space Sweepers” hits theaters in Korea on September 23. Check out a teaser here!