Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Snowpiercer due out August 1

[Update: a trailer can be seen here (hat tip to Mark)]

Bong Joon-ho's new film, his English-language debut "Snowpiercer," is due out August 1. It's got quite the cast (Song Kang-ho, John Hurt, Chris Evans), and sounds pretty interesting:
The sci-fi film is based on the French graphic novel "Le Transperceneige" by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette. Set mostly on a train in a post-apocalyptic future, the film portrays all living creatures aside from riders on the train, the "Snowpiercer," dying with the arrival of an ice age. The train never stops and travels around the world to ensure the remaining people's survival. The survivors must also fight their way to the first carriage, a critique of rigid social class structures.
I've enjoyed all of Bong's other films, and I'm looking forward to this one. Photos can be seen here, and here's a preview:

Oh, and I just remembered Pacific Rim comes out in a month, so there's that, too.

1 comment:

Mark Russell said...

The first full trailer appeared online just a couple of days ago:

Is it just me, or does the sound mix seem really odd? It sounds really flat, like it's just a temporary track or something. Looks okay (if a little goofy), but sounds bad.