The least anyone expected in the past year would be to have to wait out a whole pandemic in order to have some semblance of some semblance of fun (yes, I wrote it like that, and you read it correctly the same). Moviegoers the world around were resigned to such a fate even as trailers for Jo Sung-hee’s latest star-spangled space rouser, Space Sweepers, made the rounds with small trailer bits touting a hopeful release last summer, and so with its delay came the usual brouhaha over releasing films onto smaller screens despite helmers priming their work for more grandiose theatrical showings.
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If it feels like Jo Sung-hee’s latest sci-fi thriller, Space Sweepers, already came out, then you’re not alone.
SPACE SWEEPERS Teaser: Korea’s First Space Adventure Promises Interstellar Thrills, Explosive Battles, Robots And More!
It’s been four years since Jo Sung-hee had a theatrical release with credits like A Werewolf Boy and Phantom Detective in his wake. That all changes this summer with last year’s production on space thriller, The Victory, following in the footsteps of Asia’s successes in recent years with Frant Gwo’s The Wandering Earth, and other spotlights such as Shanghai Fortress and upcoming sci-fi thriller, Warriors Of Future. (Hell, let’s throw Guardians Of The Galaxy in there while we’re at it!)
Developments have been slowly brewing for years for Jo Sung-Hee’s new movie, The Victory. At long last though, it appears the wheels are finally turning for Jo’s long-awaited effort toward shooting South Korea’s first sci-fi feature beginning next month.