Animated prequel for Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer explains why the world is in a new ice age


Some of you may have already seen this, but I figured I'd share it for two reasons: it's awesome and I'm really looking forward to SNOWPIERCER. There's been countless post-apocalyptic films, however many of them visually look about the same. SNOWPIERCER looks different, but that's not the only reason to be pumped for the movie. Bong Joon-ho has done some fantastic work such as MEMORIES OF MURDER, MOTHER and (probably the film he's most famous for) THE HOST, so like most fans of the director I can't wait to see the world he has created for SNOWPIERCER.

An animated prequel was made for the film that you can check out below. The video reveals how the world became a frozen wasteland, and shows how some crazy, violent shit went down as people tried to board the train. The short video isn't fully animated, but it's bloody as hell and to be honest if SNOWPIERCER is a hit I would love to see a full-length prequel. If you haven't watched the trailer for SNOWPIERCER you can check it out here.


The film is set in a future where a runaway experiment to stop global warming has caused an ice age that killed nearly all life on the planet. The only survivors are the inhabitants of the 'Snowpiercer', a massive train that travels around the planet and is powered by a perpetual-motion engine. Over time a class system evolves on the train, with the elites inhabiting the front of the train and poor inhabiting the back of the train. Tired of their poor living conditions, the riders in the revolt, attempting to seize control of the engine, which the elites in the front consider sacred.

SNOWPIERCER starring Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Tilda Swinton and Octavia Spencer should be in theaters sometime in 2013.

Extra Tidbit: I would love to see Bong Joon-ho direct a comic book movie. Think there's any chance?



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