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Snowpiercer to become a TV show on TNT

11.21.2016

SNOWPIERCER is a great film. From South Korean director of THE HOST, Bong Joon-ho, the film told the story of a large train that circled the Earth and housed the entire population of the survivors of a new ice age caused by global warming - but which also holds a dark secret. The film was dark, action packed, funny, and always surprisng. And while not subtle by any means, it's treatise on class relations was both universal and poignant. And with Trump winning the presidency, it looks like the film is going to be more relevant than ever.

In any case, it looks the film will also be the inspiration of a new pilot at TNT. No word on how it will differ from the film, or if it will be connected to it at all; however, it does seem that Bong Joon-ho will in fact be one of the executive producers on the show.

Executive vice president of original programming for TNT, Sarah Aubrey, had this to say about the project:

SNOWPIERCER has one of the most original concepts to hit the screen in the last decade, and it’s one that offers numerous opportunities for deeper exploration in a series format...on a world where humanity is pushed to the extreme.

It seems that end of the world shows are all the rage, what with the success of THE WALKING DEAD, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, THE 100 and even TNT's own THE LAST SHIP. And I think the show, if it were to delve more into the politics and sneaky maneuvering among the train, could be interesting. But since the film gave away the film's twist ending, could it sustain itself for multiple seasons? Stranger things have happened, so we'll see.

Hell, maybe we can see someone actually eat babies instead of just monologuing about it?

So what do you guys think? Good idea, bad idea, or idea you kind of like?

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Extra Tidbit: SNOWPIERCER is based on the French graphic novel LE TRANSPERCENEIGE by Jacques Lob.
Source: TNT

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12:26PM on 11/22/2016
I don't think Snowpiercer lends itself well to a serial format. You'd need to slow the story WAY down to do that. Maybe if they lift from "The Explorers" they might have more material to work with. But adapting an action-packed tale of class-warfare into a series feels pointless.
I don't think Snowpiercer lends itself well to a serial format. You'd need to slow the story WAY down to do that. Maybe if they lift from "The Explorers" they might have more material to work with. But adapting an action-packed tale of class-warfare into a series feels pointless.
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12:25PM on 11/22/2016
I've tried to watch so many TNT shows but they always end up disappointing me. There will definitely be lots of bad CGI with this baby. Love the movie but can't see this working. Hope it's good tho.
I've tried to watch so many TNT shows but they always end up disappointing me. There will definitely be lots of bad CGI with this baby. Love the movie but can't see this working. Hope it's good tho.
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9:25AM on 11/22/2016
Fuck this movie.
Fuck this movie.
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8:27AM on 11/22/2016
This film still hasn't had any official release in the UK, as far as I'm aware - so annoying. Been meaning to pick up an Australian Blu Ray for a while now.
This film still hasn't had any official release in the UK, as far as I'm aware - so annoying. Been meaning to pick up an Australian Blu Ray for a while now.
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9:39AM on 11/23/2016
I'm pretty sure I watched it on Netflix or something.
I'm pretty sure I watched it on Netflix or something.
8:21PM on 11/21/2016
Film was fantastic and is underrated. Not so sure about a series though....especially on TNT of all places.
Film was fantastic and is underrated. Not so sure about a series though....especially on TNT of all places.
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6:15PM on 11/21/2016
The writer of this article actually WANTS to see people eat babies. Sigh. What an asshole.
The writer of this article actually WANTS to see people eat babies. Sigh. What an asshole.
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1:34AM on 11/22/2016
Thats messed up, I was also kind of disturbed.
Thats messed up, I was also kind of disturbed.
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