Hallyu star Song Joong Ki and director Cho Sung Hee reunited for the first time in eight years through the upcoming SF blockbuster Space Sweepers. And the actor’s unwavering trust in the director is making headlines.
Not only does Song, who worked with director Cho in A Werewolf Boy, but all other actors and production crew are showing infinite trust in director Cho’s unique imagination and worldview. Space Sweepers, set in the year 2092, is about the crew of space junk collector ship The Victory jumping into a dangerous deal after discovering a humanoid robot named Dorothy that’s known to be a weapon of mass destruction.
Cho Sung Hee, who has always presented new stories and formats through films like End of Animal, A Werewolf Boy and Phantom Detective, will challenge Korea’s first space SF blockbuster this time.
Space Sweepers was already an item that director Cho had in mind when he worked on the 2012 film A Werewolf Boy. Song heard the plot of Space Sweepers while filming for A Werewolf Boy and thought of it to be director Cho’s unique warm and pleasant Korean-styled story. The actor once said, “I think he (Cho Sung Hee) is the most unique director in the Korean film industry,” recalling the time he was instantly captivated by Space Sweepers. ‘
He also added, “I truly believed in the director that I had decided to star in the work even before reading the screenplay. I wanted to do it no matter what. I thought that I couldn’t let anyone else take the role of Tae Ho.”
He is not the only one who showed trust in Cho. Kim Tae Ri described him to be someone who is “shy and cautious, but very passionate about his work.” She also shared, “Watching his previous works, I strongly felt that he has stories he wants to tell and his unique style in unfolding them.”
Jin Seon Kyun exclaimed, “He has these clear pictures. So he gives simple and easy to understand directions.” VFX general manager Jung Sung Jin added, “He is a very artistic person. From the moment he wrote the script, he already had framed out overall design in his mind.”
Meanwhile, Space Sweepers will be released on Netflix on Feb 5 in more than 190 countries.