Of all the summer films headed our way, I think this is the one I’m most excited about. The combination of concept and talent, and the previews and photos we’ve seen indicate it will be a brilliant film (it opened huge in South Korea and reviews have been great). Chris Evans is at the top of his game, and his list of co-stars is insane: The Swinton, John Hurt, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song and Alison Pill. The story is based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, and takes place on a class-separated train that contains what’s left of humanity after an apocalyptic event. Swinton plays Mason, the upper-class spokesperson you see telling those she deems beneath her to “Know your place.” I’m sure that’ll work out well for her.
Bring on the chaos.
Snowpiercer will open in limited release June 27th (Joon-hos’ full cut).
Here are a few new photos: