Space Drama with SONG Joong-ki to Launch Globally
Following two postponed theatrical release plans owing to the global spread of COVID-19, the big-budget space-set action-drama has finally set a launch date of February 5, just ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays, when it will be made available online internationally in all markets serviced by Netflix.
Financier and distributor Merry Christmas had originally planned to release this film in summer last year, but delayed its plan as the pandemic continued. It next fixed a date during the Chuseok holiday in September but ultimately abandoned those as a new surge in COVID cases swept the country. News broke later last year that they sold the film to Netflix for international distribution.
Co-financing the film along with Merry Christmas were the Chinese outfit Huayi Tencent Entertainment and the Korean visual effects company Dexter Studios.