Space Sweepers, the much-anticipated Korean sci-fi thriller starring Song Joong-ki, Kim Tae-ri, Jin Sun-kyu and Yoo Hai-jin, will be premiering on Netflix this February 5th.
Regarded as the first Korean outer space blockbuster, Space Sweepers is set in 2092 where the Earth has become a bleak planet and will soon be uninhabitable. The story revolves around the crew of Spaceship Victory, a cosmic waste management spacecraft that tries to escape the destruction of Earth.
Crewed with a genius space pilot Tae-ho (Song Joong-ki), a mysterious ex-space pirate Captain Jang (Kim Tae-ri), a spaceship engineer Tiger Park (Jin Sun-kyu), and a reprogrammed military robot Bubs (Yoo Hai-jin), Spaceship Victory surpasses all other space sweepers.
After successfully snatching a crashed space shuttle in the latest debris chase, Victory’s crew are surprised to find a 7-year-old girl inside. They realize that she’s the humanlike robot wanted by UTS Space Guards, and decide to demand ransom in exchange. In their quest to earn money, these misfits just might save the world.
Check out the official teaser for the excitement-packed outer space sci-fi blockbuster, Space Sweepers:
It’s a known fact that South Korean magazines often feature our beloved celebrities in their spreads, engaging them in photoshoots and interviews. As much as we want a copy (or even copies) of these magazines, it can be difficult to get your hands on them unless you’re getting them from a local group order manager. However, did you know that some of your favourite celebrities have also been featured in our local magazines? Check out these covers from our local magazines featuring South Korean celebrities from actors and actresses to K-pop idols.
FYI: You can read these local publications on sites like Magzter and PressReader, or you can grab a physical copy from major bookstores like Kinokuniya. While past issues may no longer be available at bookstores and newsstands, you can always contact the publication directly to ask if they have extra copies in their inventory.
Kim Jae Wook for PIN Prestige Singapore (February 2020)
As one of the most popular and talked about K-dramas of today, Mr. Sunshine, created by the writer and director of Descendants of the Sun and Goblin (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God), is grabbing the attention of audience through a beautiful yet sad story of the Choseon era in Korea while highlighting the romance between the characters in the period of change and confusion. New episodes of Mr. Sunshine are available every Saturday and Sunday on the same day of broadcast, only on Netflix.
The story of the series focuses on Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, where a boy born into a family of slaves runs away to board an American warship after witnessing his parents forced to death. He returns 30 years later as a U.S. marine officer to his home country that had abandoned him but now in need of his help.
Along with the dazzling cinematography by the all-star creators of Kim Eun-sook and Lee Eung-bok, Mr. Sunshine has also been praised by the strong cast it features. The five main cast of the series all have a unique yet connected story of their own and are intertwined in love and hatred, appealing to the wider audience.
Lee Byung-hun, known as Storm Shadow in the G.I. Joe series and Han Cho Bai in Red2, plays the role of U.S. Marine officer Captain Eugene Choi, who was originally born into the family of slaves and had no choice but to run away after witnessing his parents forced to death in front of him.
Eugene comes back as a U.S. Marine officer filled with hatred towards his mother country, but ironically falls in love with Ae-sin, daughter of an aristocrat and a member of the resistance. While Eugene had no intention to protect the troubled Choseon, he feels his love for Ae-sin becoming bigger than his hatred towards Choseon.
Kim Tae-ri, who came into the spotlight as Sook-hee in The Handmaiden, plays Go Ae-sin, the noble aristocrat’s daughter and a member of the resistance whose love for the country overweighs anything else. Ae-sin falls in love with Eugene as she is fascinated at the Korean looking American by his confidence and how Eugene can take action on what he feels is right.
Ae-sin lives a double life, both as a calm aristocrat’s daughter during the day and a resistance member at night, pulling the trigger for what she feels in right.
Yoo Yeon-seok, who made an impactful debut in Oldboy and took on popular roles including Chilbong in Reply 1994, is the fearful Gu Dong-mae, the leader of Musin Society, which is a Japanese samurai group.
Dong-mae was born into a butcher’s family which was sometimes considered lower than slaves and harassed by everyone in his childhood. Ae-sin saves Dong-mae’s life as Dong-mae was being hunted down, and he later runs away to Japan to later return to Choseon as the leader of a samurai group that will do anything for money.
Kim Min-jung, who has been in numerous titles debuting when she was a young child, plays Kudo Hina, the owner of Hotel Glory that becomes an important location for all characters in the series.
Hina is a woman who stays strong against any threat and befriends Dong-mae for protection, while at the same time developing a feeling of love towards Eugene Choi. She is the daughter of Lee Wan-ik, a pro-Japanese who sold her over to an old Japanese man for marriage, and she shows her hatred towards her father continuously.
Byun Yo-han, popular for his role in Misaeng: Incomplete Life, plays Kim Hui-seong, who is Ae-sin’s fiancé and at the same time the grandson of the aristocrat that is responsible for the death of Eugene’s parents. While originally taking no interest in the life in Choseon, he immediately falls in love with his fiancé, who was pre-arranged by his parents, and fights hard to show and protect his love towards Ae-sin.
Have you been catching up the series of Mr. Sunshine? New episodes of the hit drama will be aired every Saturday and Sunday on the same day of broadcast, only on Netflix.
Upcoming K-drama Mr. Sunshine will premiere exclusively on Netflix starting July 7, with episodes streaming on the same day of its Korean broadcast in the U.S. and Asian territories excluding Korea. The series will also premiere in Japan on July 8 and the rest of the world on July 19.
Anticipations have been rising for Mr. Sunshine, a drama that is written by Kim Eun-sook (known for her works “Goblin”, “Descendants of the Sun”, “The Heirs”, “Secret Garden”, and many more) and directed by Lee Eung-bok (known to have directed “Goblin”, “Descendants of the Sun”, “School 2013”, “Dream High 2”, “Dream High”, and many more). The drama will also mark the continuing partnership between writer Kim and director Lee.
Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the US expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a US marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.
Veteran actor Lee Byung-hun will take on the role of the US marine officer Eugene Choi, while Kim Tae-ri who came into the spotlight with The Handmaiden, will play the aristocrat’s daughter, Go Ae-sin. Yoo Yeon-seok, Kim Min-jung, and Byun Yo-han also join the cast playing key roles within the story.
Be sure not to miss the premiere of Mr. Sunshine on Netflix this July 7 for Singapore Netflix subscribers!
Based on true events in 1987 under an oppressive military regime, the death of a college student, caused by unlawful interrogation, ignites ordinary citizens to fight for the truth and bring about justice.
For the first time in the history of Korean cinema, 1987: WHEN THE DAY COMES tells the story of the individuals who decided to begin the fight against injustice that grew into outcries echoing across the country.
Starring Kim Yoon-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Yoo Hae-jin, Kim Tae-ri, Park Hee-soon and Lee Hee-joon, the film has already achieved over 5 million moviegoers since its opening in Korea cinemas on 27 December. It is currently ranked at the top of box office and is slated to release in Singapore cinemas on 1 February.
Title: 1987: When The Day Comes Genre: Drama Cast: Kim Yoon-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Yoo Hae-jin, Kim Tae-ri, Park Hee-soon, Lee Hee-joon Directed by: Jang Joon-hwan Run Time: 129 min Singapore Release Date: 1 February 2018
In January 1987, a 22-year-old college student dies during a police interrogation. Under the orders of Director Park (Kim Yoon-seok), the police request the body to be cremated in order to destroy evidence. Public Prosecutor Choi (Ha Jung-woo), who was on duty on the day of the incident, denies the request and calls for an autopsy. The police maintain the lie that the death was a simple accident, resulting from shock. The autopsy results, however, point to torture as the cause of death.
Yoon (Lee Hee-joon), a journalist following the case, reports that the death was a result of asphyxiation during torture. Director Park attempts to conceal the truth by ending the case, arresting two detectives including inspector Cho (Park Hee-soon). While in prison, inspector Cho reveals the truth to prison guard Han Byung-yong (Yoo Hae-jin), who embarks on a dangerous mission to relay the information to an opposition politician through his niece, Yeon-hee (Kim Tae-ri).
Check out the official movie trailer above and stay tuned to our Facebook page to find out how you can WIN tickets to the film’s sneak preview!