A number of promotional videos have been released on-line for Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s (The Host) highly anticipated apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, Snowpiercer. We have the videos here, and while not all are in English, the videos give an insightful look at just how well this film has been put together.
Firstly we have a stunning animated video which explains the beginning of the films story, and how the train known as Snowpiercer became humanity’s last chance of survival. After that comes a couple of character featurettes, although not all of it is in English, and I wouldn’t recommend turning on the English captions as they do not make any sense! The featurettes focus on the bulk of the main cast, with the English speaking actors speaking in English, but sadly the director himself is speaking Korean. The final featurette, and the longest, looks at some of the special effects and set designs for the film, so please, enjoy!
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. Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Thirst, Stoker) produces.
It’s been announced that the film is due to open on 1st August 2013 in South Korea, but no UK or US release date has been announced yet.
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.