First Tease at Concept Art & Imagery for Bong's Sci-Fi 'Snowpiercer'
Time to start the hype. One of my own most anticipated movies of 2013 is this one, Snowpiercer, a sci-fi thriller set on a futuristic massive train traveling through a futuristic post-apocalyptic ice age. It's directed by Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho and stars quite an eclectic cast, but still sounds damn good, which is why I've been covering it so closely. It's based on a French graphic novel called Transperceneige which is the only imagery we've been referencing since we first heard about it back in 2009. However, our friends at The Film Stage stumbled across a teaser site with concept art for the movie, finally being released this year.
The Korean website is a quick tease featuring some of Marco Beltrami's rather intense score playing over a few flashes of concept art of the giant snow train, inside and outside, as well as a fun photo of Bong Joon-ho at work directing. Argh, I wish we could see even more! I'm so frickin' excited for this movie, it looks/seems so damn cool. And this tease is just enough to keep me on edge, but still doesn't show much at all. Here are all of the key images rounded up via TFS as found on that Snowpiercer Korean teaser website:
Here's a cast-filled teaser poster/sales art for Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, also found by The Film Stage:
Aside from all this imagery and that teaser poster above, we still haven't heard much from The Weinstein Company about marketing or the release since they acquired it last November. We expect to see it at some festivals coming up or at least hear about some kind of promo, but I'm sure this is just artwork from the Korean release. It's exciting to see, I hope there's more soon. 2013 definitely has some gems hidden within.
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.