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What's with the name?

Allow us to explain.

And Now For Something Completely Different

If I Told You There Was a Movie Named Snow Piercer Would You Believe Me?


What if I told you that it’s set on a train in the future? That it starred Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, and Ed Harris?

Oh wait, it’s a French comic? Ok, it all makes sense now.

Snow Piercer is exactly as I have described above: the English language debut of South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige. It takes place in the future of the human race, after an attempt to stop gobal warming backfires and creates a new Ice Age, and the only life on the planet survives within the interior of a train called the Snow Piercer, that’s kept moving by a “sacred perpetual-motion engine.” Along with South Korean actor Song Kang-ho, the cast is almost as international as its origin.

I’m already interested. And fortunately, the film has already wrapped, and just picked up the Weinstein Company as an American distributor. Deadline posits its release date at sometime next summer. Maybe by then I’ll have gotten tired of saying Snow Piercer in an action movie announcer voice and giggling.

Yeah, probably not.

(via Deadline.)

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  • Valériane Duvivier

    If I had to thank the Mary Sue’s staf for one thing, it would be to give me the french title of this comics. I read it as a very young teen and always wanted to read it again but forgot the tilte.
    so, thank you guys.
    (But that’s not the only thing I would have tot hank you for.)

  • http://twitter.com/BrianBuckler Brian Buckler

    Get ready for Snow Fuckers!