Watch the Gnarly Animated Intro to Post-Apocalyptic 'Snowpiercer'
The end of the world, and the new beginning. I want to see this so bad! One of my most anticipated sci-fi films left this year is Snowpiercer, the ice age action drama from Korean filmmaker Joon-ho Bong. We've featured a few trailers already, but a 4-minute animated intro has arrived online. Inspired by Snowpiercer, the video tells the story behind how the world ended up in the ice age and how classes on the Snowpiercer came together. The animation isn't great, but it's worth a watch if you're into this story. The film is already getting rave reviews (see Twitch) and is also "darker, fiercer and [more] inventive than anticipated." Enjoy!
The cast for Joon-ho Bong's Snowpiercer includes Chris Evans with Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Oscar winners Tilda Swinton & Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Kang-ho Song and Luke Pasqualino 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." The Weinstein Company is planning a "wide summer 2013" release for the movie, but no date has been set yet. It will be released in South Korea coming up this August. We hope they don't hold this to 2014.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
is this an alternate timeline of Batman and Robin where Batman fails to stop Mr.Freese?
DanHibiki on Jul 22, 2013
truong18 on Jul 22, 2013
Seeing this in Seoul.
DAVIDPD on Jul 22, 2013
It's strange it's a bit like a motion comic but in 3d, quite liked the camera moves, but the models weren't the best. Still super excited for the film though, it looks mental.
Carpola on Jul 22, 2013
Animated? Not by any stretch of the imagination. Low budget crap.
Lego on Jul 23, 2013
"The animation isn't great"? There was none to speak of, unless you count the train and the camera. It's unfortunate because if it had been animated, it might have been somewhat entertaining. It was definitely more like a 3D motion comic like someone said. I hope the actual film itself goes into the back story a bit more. This didn't tell us much other than some failed experiment caused a global blizzard and people hopped on a train to survive. The movie looks really cool though.
David Diaz on Jul 23, 2013
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