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Chris Evans to star in snowpocalyptic film Snow Piercer

01.17.2012
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Rising star Chris Evans, who is finally able to take a breather from the role of Captain America, is looking to don a much warmer uniform for SNOW PIERCER from director Bong Joo-Ho (THE HOST).

Joo-Ho wrote the script along with Park Chan-wook, director of the original Korean cult classic OLDBOY, who will also be producing.

SNOW PIERCER follows a train full of travelers struggling to co-exist while the world has entered a new ice age.

Production is slated to begin in March and will be the first U.S. film for Joo-Ho. Evans is currently filming the true-life mob hitman film THE ICEMAN and will no doubt be jumping back into the red, white, and blue when Captain America 2 starts coming together.

Personally, I like Evans. I was happy he got the part of Cap and I was amazed at what he did with the role. Given the right material, I think Evans can easily outrun the cheeky, funnyman persona that seems to plague the other guys chasing the same roles (coughRyanReynoldscough). I think he’s on the right track.

Extra Tidbit: Bong Joo-Ho’s THE HOST was South Korea’s highest-grossing film of all time. I thought it was “aiight.” Anyone else see it? Thoughts?
Source: Collider

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12:46PM on 01/18/2012
Guy PIERCE stars as SNOW in MS-One...SNOW PIERCER!!!!
Guy PIERCE stars as SNOW in MS-One...SNOW PIERCER!!!!
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9:46PM on 01/17/2012
Joo-Ho's name peaked my interest but did someone say Park Chan-wook? Sold. if it's anything like Sympathy or Oldboy, we will have one damn good film.
Joo-Ho's name peaked my interest but did someone say Park Chan-wook? Sold. if it's anything like Sympathy or Oldboy, we will have one damn good film.
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6:33PM on 01/17/2012
*gritty 80s action voice*

"Who Left the Fridge Open?"

Evans is a great young actor and I suspect that Cap will do for him what Batman did for Michael Keaton...allowing him to break out of comedic roles into more varied fare. The level of sincerity, understatement, and vulnerability that he brought to Steve Rogers cemented Captain America as an instant classic.
*gritty 80s action voice*

"Who Left the Fridge Open?"

Evans is a great young actor and I suspect that Cap will do for him what Batman did for Michael Keaton...allowing him to break out of comedic roles into more varied fare. The level of sincerity, understatement, and vulnerability that he brought to Steve Rogers cemented Captain America as an instant classic.
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6:06PM on 01/17/2012
I agree with completely, with Evans being able to run clean of the usual funnyman roles. He can be a completely serious actor when given. As for Reynolds, he can too. Look at Buried and other roles.
I agree with completely, with Evans being able to run clean of the usual funnyman roles. He can be a completely serious actor when given. As for Reynolds, he can too. Look at Buried and other roles.
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11:23PM on 01/17/2012
Buried and The Nines and Smokin' Aces display his dramatic chops quite nicely. I don't know why Reynolds gets so much hate when he really is a genuinely good actor.
Buried and The Nines and Smokin' Aces display his dramatic chops quite nicely. I don't know why Reynolds gets so much hate when he really is a genuinely good actor.
5:10PM on 01/17/2012
After Captain America, Evans can do whatever he wants.
After Captain America, Evans can do whatever he wants.
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3:17PM on 01/17/2012
Snow Piercer? Really?
Snow Piercer? Really?
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2:47PM on 01/17/2012

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I love The Host. It's one of my favorite monster movies of the past 10 years.

I recommend rewatching it.
I love The Host. It's one of my favorite monster movies of the past 10 years.

I recommend rewatching it.
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1:53PM on 01/17/2012
I liked The Host. I thought it was a great film about family, with the monster stuff thrown in for some good fun. It was a very well directed film, but I am worried about this one. Whenever these directors from Korea, China, or Japan come to Hollywood to make a film, it's typically not good.
I liked The Host. I thought it was a great film about family, with the monster stuff thrown in for some good fun. It was a very well directed film, but I am worried about this one. Whenever these directors from Korea, China, or Japan come to Hollywood to make a film, it's typically not good.
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