Snowpiercer is somewhere in my top 10 most anticipated films of 2013. If you haven’t heard of it, well, it’s because the small sci-fi thriller of sorts directed by The Host‘s Joon-ho Bong has gone under most people’s radars. Not so much as of a leaked photo has even made it online. But now we are getting a better look at the film, which takes place in a world where a failed experiment caused catastrophic climate changes that forced its inhabitants to live aboard a giant train that braves against the harsh perpetual winter.
Starring in Bong’s American debut are Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ewen Bremner, Alison Pill, John Hurt, and Ed Harris. In addition to those actors, The Host star Kang-ho Song also has a role in the film and is featured in this newly released movie still. Also released was more concept art, which you can see here below.
As you can imagine being stuck on a train whose social order is based on a class system, passengers can get a little stir crazy. Tensions on the train rise and passengers are ready to revolt. Earlier images gave us only a tease of what it would be like to live in the rear cars of the Snowpierecer.
The new image features Song as a member of the social class that belongs in the rear cars of the train. Not a pretty sight. The concept images focus on the beauty in a snowy apocalypse and the luxurious pools the higher class get to swim in. Crossing my fingers for a sharper look at some of the front cars.
Thanks to The Film Stage for these images.
Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, The Weinstein Co. will release Snowpiercer some time later this year.
[Source: The Film Stage]