‘Snowpiercer’ Footage Finally Debuts Online [Video]
First footage from the upcoming sci-drama Snowpiercer has debuted online.
Captain American alum Chris Evans stars in Bong Joon-ho’s English-language debut. Although fans have been keeping busy with some conceptual artwork and a handful of promotional photos, very little about the film has been circulated.
Although the embedded featurette shows more behind-the-scenes footage than anything else, it’s still cool to see some of the movie’s elements in action. Chris Evans fans will surely be taken aback by the actor’s appearance in the flick, especially if all they know of the man is his work in the Marvel movies.
Many of us were wondering when and if the film would make its way to the states. Thankfully, the fine folks at The Weinstein Company have picked up the Bong Joon-ho’s sci-fi flick for distribution in North America. However, an exact release date has yet to be hammered out as of this writing.
Check out the official synopsis:
“Based on the French graphic novel ‘Le Transperceneige,’ [the story] 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 Snow Piercer, 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.”
Chris Evans isn’t the only familiar face that has signed on to star in Snowpiercer. The drama also features Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Brewmner, Alison Pill, John Hurt, and Song Kangho.
Although American moviegoers may not be familiar with Bong Joon-ho’s, the director has made a handful of acclaimed films in South Korean. Among his credits are the drama Mother, the monster flick The Host, and the acclaimed mystery Memories of Murder.
Unfortunately, a release date for Snowpiercer isn’t available at the moment. However, it would appear that the film will arrive in select theaters in North America this summer.