‘Snowpiercer’ is one of those movies that is leaning to be a sleeper hit. It’s from the South Korean director Joon-ho Bong who has already made a name for himself with horror fans with the film ‘The Host’ (not to be mistaken with the disappointing Andrew McNiccol sci-fi film ‘The Host’). ‘Snowpiercer’ is Bong’s first English language film and after months of images and stills from the film, we finally get to see some footage in this first, of what will surely be of many, promotional items that will be trickling out about the film.
Because the featurette is an international one, it is in Korean and at this time, we don’t have a translated version. None the less, you can still see some footage taken from the film as well as some great behind the scenes shots. Even in Korean, you can tell ‘Snowpiercer’ will be a gritty sci-fi post-apocalyptic film that will definitely have an appeal.
The film is based on the French graphic novel by Jacues Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette, ‘Le Transperceneige’, and is set in the near-future when the Earth undergoes an Ice Age and what’s left of humanity is on a train called Snowpiercer. Here’s the official synopsis:
‘Snowpiercer’ is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.
At the moment, there is no release date for the film here in the US, but hopefully ‘Snowpiercer’ will find a studio that will distribute it in theaters this year. With an all-star cast that includes Chris Evans (‘The Avengers’, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’), John Hurt (‘Immortals,’ ‘Doctor Who’), Ed Harris (‘A Beautiful Mind,’ ‘Pain and Gain’), Jaime Bell (‘Jumper’, ‘The Adventures of Tintin’), Tilda Swinton (‘Chronicle of Narnia’ movies), Octavia Spencer (‘The Help,’ ) and Luke Pasqualino (‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome’), it is surprising that the film has not yet been picked up.
Hopefully an English featurette will be released soon. Until then, let us know what you think of ‘Snowpiercer’ after watching the featurette below: