THE MOVIE: Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Memories of Murder) presents Snowpiercer, his first English-language film, an adaptation of the French comic Le Transperceneige (Snow Piercer). The story follows the last survivors of a new ice age as they travel aboard a train. A high profile international cast includes Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger), Song Kang-ho (The Host), Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin), John Hurt (The Immortals), and Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin).
Updates: Production company CJ Entertainment, the largest movie studio in Korea, has pumped another $40 million into Snow Piercer‘s budget. Considering that the director of The Host is behind the camera, working with international talent like Tilda Swinton and Chris Evans, our guess is that Snow Piercer will be worth the investment.
Teaser poster. | Sample of the soundtrack, by Marco Beltrami (2011′s The Thing). | Snowpiercer posters at impawards.com. | A 1-minute ‘behind the scenes’ featurette is online. | Character posters. | First trailer. | Second trailer. | Third trailer. | French trailer.
BREAKING NEWS: After reports that the Weinstein Company planned to cut a solid twenty minutes from Snowpiercer‘s runtime before its North American release, director Bong Joon-ho recently told fans to ‘have faith!’ that the original director’s cut of the film will hit US movie screens.