Ho-ly SHIT! I just saw the trailer for Snowpiercer, the South Korean import film from Bong Joon-ho (director of The Host & Mother, both insanely great flicks) that marks his English speaking film debut. The film is an adaption of a graphic novel La Transperceneige, a French comic by Jacques Lob. The film focuses on a dystopian future in which mankind has forced a new Ice Age while trying to cure global warming. The only surviving folks, rich and poor, live on a train called 'Snowpiercer'. The train has a perpetual motion engine and travels along a world spanning track. The rich people live in the front of the train, and as you get to the rear of the train you travel down in class. At the rear of the train is the poorest of the poor, the ones who keep the train functioning. Lead by a rebel named Curtis (Chris Evans) they begin to travel car to car towards the front, overthrowing the guards and taking control of the train. Bloody car after bloody car, the class system that has been set begins to crumble and a true power struggle ensues. Who will control the train, rich or poor? Whoever comes out on top controls the only environment that is fit for life... wow, what a great concept that looks even more bad ass on screen. The futuristic, yet primal conditions on the train (who fights with axes in 2031???) make this movie even crazier! The film also stars Jaime Bell, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Ed Harris & Alison Pill. Snowpiercer receives its US release June 27th, and will gain a wider release if the market dictates. They got my money for sure... how about you? Check the trailer out after the jump...
Let me know when the hype dies down. Or better yet...when it's released and the media forgets about it like the rest of the 'next big thing' films that should hit big but, don't (cough) SuckerPunch, Scott Pilgrim, Pacific Rim (cough)ReplyDelete