It’s been six years since Korean director Bong Joon-ho unleashed his epic creature feature, The Host, to our screens. Since then the director has made only two films, Mother and a segment of anthology Tokyo!. Now he is back, in a big way, with an epic sci-fi which deals with global warming and the end of the world as we know it.
The first official image arrived from the film today, and in it we see star Song Kang-ho (Thirst, The Host) in a predicament. He is one of a few survivors of a natural disaster, and all that is left on mankind is these survivors on a train called Snowpiercer. The natural disaster in question is a new Ice Age, brought on by an attempt to halt global warming.
The effects heavy sci-fi sounds very interesting, and while we can enjoy the first image below, some new concept art has also been revealed to give an idea of the epic scale of the film. Check it all out below.
Snowpiercer is written and directed by Bong Joon-ho, and is based on the graphic novel written by Benjamin Legrand. The cast includes Song Kang-ho, Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Octavia Spencer and Luke Pasqualino.
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.
(Source: The Film Stage)