It’s already been a bumper year for sci-fi, with the world ending at an alarmingly regular rate. With Oblivion, After Earth and the forthcoming Elysium already on our radars, add Snowpiercer to the list.
Exciting not just because it’s Captain America and that priest from The Thirst teaming up in a strange confluence of multiversity, but also being Bong Joon-Ho’s first English language film. Best known for The Host (2006) and Mother (2009), the Korean filmmaker adapts Jean-Marc Rochette and Jacques Lob’s graphic novel Le Transperceneige. It has yet to be reprinted in English, but we’ll be sure to cover it here when it does.
The film stars Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer and Ed Harris.