Bong Joon-Ho and Park Chan-Wook's Snow Piercer finally going into production!

Talk about a long time coming! I believe the last time we wrote about this little ditty was back in October of 2009; now that it's coming up again, I can say it has been well worth the wait.

What am I ranting about? SNOW PIERCER, a post-apocalyptic drama set to be produced by Park Chan-Wook (OLDBOY) and directed by Bong Joon-Ho (THE HOST). Korea Cinema Today has it that Bong is currently in the Czech Republic prepping SNOW PIERCER, which has a fairly large budget (around $35 million US) and figures to be a "multi-national co-production between Korea’s Moho Film and film companies from France and the U.S. amongst others."

Song Kang-Ho, so memorable in THE HOST and THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD, has a supporting role in the flick; the rest of the cast will be, predominantly, from English-speaking countries.

So what is it about, you may ask... Based on the French comic book "Le Transperceneige", it breaks down like this: Earth is completely frozen over as a new ice age hits…The world is covered in snow and ice. The only living people, the last survivors, are onboard a leviathan train speeding along the rail tracks endlessly. But they are fighting each other...

For survival, for dominance, they are locked into a gruesome fight to the death along a linear path inside the train. From the tail end carriage reminiscent of Auschwitz, to the gold class carriages at the front, full of decadent pleasures, our protagonists must penetrate deep into the dark secrets that shroud the train…

Time to get excited...

Extra Tidbit: Does this sound as cool to you as it does to me?



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