Marking the English language debut of the acclaimed South Korean director, the action/sci-fi movie is set to be released in some international territories this summer. And after recently getting a great new set of nine character posters, the first international trailer has surfaced online, and it does not disappoint.
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, Song Kang-ho, and Jamie Bell lead a terrific cast, starring alongside Ed Harris, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Ko Ah-sung, and Alison Pill.
Bong is directing from a script he co-wrote with Kelly Masterson (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead), based on the original French graphic novel, Le Transperceneige, by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette.
Snowpiercer is still without a firm release date in the UK and US, but we’re hoping that it will be reaching our shores sooner rather than later, especially after seeing this fantastic first trailer.