Jo Sung Hee’s Space Sweepers has received a remake offer from Hollywood.
According to media outlets, Space Sweepers recently received a remake proposal from a studio in Hollywood. Though not much information about the negotiation has been revealed, the industry is finding meaning in the fact that it’s Korea’s first space SF Film that received a remake offer from Hollywood.
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.
After the report came out, an official from Netflix told YTN Star, “We haven’t had an official proposal (about Space Sweepers �Hollywood remake) yet.”
On the other hand, Merry Christmas (investment company) has planned the Space Sweepers franchise from the early stage of production and is currently looking into a sequel and possible film series. However, as director Jo Sung Hee chose live-action adaptation of the Japanese animation Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 as his follow-up project, Space Sweepers sequel production is unclear.