|Actor Song Joong-ki returns to big screen with movie, tentatively titled, 'Space Shuttle Victory,' which also stars actress Kim Tae-ri. Korea Times file|
By Lee Han-na
Actor Song Joong-ki returns to the big screen after a two-year hiatus since the 2017 film "Battleship Island."
Song and actress Kim Tae-ri will appear in a sci-fi blockbuster movie, tentatively titled "Space Shuttle Victory," the nation's first space movie directed by Jo Sung-hee. The director is well-known for his creative and unique storylines. It took him 10 years to come up with the idea for the film.
After the box office hit movie, "A Werewolf Boy," it will be the second collaboration between Song and director Jo.
Song will play the role of "Taeho," a pilot of the space shuttle. His character is a sly man who does anything to make money. Actress Kim Tae-ri, who rose to stardom through TV series "Mr. Sunshine" and film "Little Forest," will play the captain.
In the blockbuster film, robot motion capture will be used for the first time in Korean motion picture history. Actor Yoo Hae-jin will play the voice of the robot.
According to the film distributor Merry Christmas, filming will start next month, once all cast members are finalized. The release date of the movie has yet to be decided.
Lee Han-na is a Korea Times intern.