Unlike their most famous Northern neighbour, the trio of big name South Korean directors making their English language debuts this year – Park Chan-Wook, Jee Woo-Kim and Bong Joon-Ho – all look like they’re actually going to blow up. In a good way, of course.
And as a massive sci-fi geek and a huge fan of his 2006 monster movie The Host, it’s Bong Joon Ho and his new contribution, Snowpiercer, that has me the most excited. A few weeks back we got our first proper look at the film’s amazing cast, thanks to some “passport photos” and now we get a proper-er look thanks to the these new character posters.
Snowpiercer is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.
Chris Evans is a far cry from his normal clean cut Captain America look here. And just to clarify, that lady in white is actually not Darryn in his Princess Leia cosplay, but rather Tilda Swinton getting a complete makeover thanks to some clever make-up and prosthetics. The rest of the cast are in order Jamie Bell, Ewan Bremner, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris and Joon-Ho’s The Host stars Song Kang-Ho and Ko Ah-Sung.
Snowpiercing will chugging into cinemas sometime in mid-2013.
Last Updated: April 17, 2013