First Look: Set Photo from Joon-ho Bong's 'Snowpiercer' Discovered
Let's keep building the buzz for this post-apocalyptic sci-fi ensemble film, it's one of my most anticipated this year. A few weeks ago, we featured some concept art first look images from the official website, but now an actual set photo from Joon-ho Bong's Snowpiercer has been discovered by The Film Stage. The photo shows Korean actor Song Kang-ho, who has worked extensively with Joon-ho Bong in the past (Memories of Murder, The Host), on the massive train. You may notice the greenscreen outside of the windows, but besides that, it looks gritty and intriguing in many ways. Can't wait to see more, this is going to be awesome!
The cast for Snow Piercer includes Chris Evans along with Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Oscar winners Tilda Swinton and Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Luke Pasqualino and Kang-ho Song as passengers on the train. Joon-ho describes Snow Piercer as a post-apocalyptic movie about a few survivors who end up on a massive train that is divided by economic classes. "With a revolt brewing onboard, the Snow Piercer is a train of Earth's lone survivors that travels around the cold world." I have been predicting since last year that Snow Piercer will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where Bong Joon-ho is a regular, and I expect to see it there next summer. As for The Weinstein Company's release plans, "a wide Summer 2013 release looks likely." This is one project we're keeping a very close watch on.