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.