Chris Evans, Jamie Bell & More’s Snowpiercer Characters Revealed In Passport Pics

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Snowpiercer is one of this year’s more intriguing films, with Korean director Joon-ho Bong (The Host, Mother) making his English-language debut. The film is a dystopian sci-fi set on a ravaged Earth where the few human survivors are on the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe.

However a revolution  is brewing amongst the passengers inside.

Now we’re being introduced to the cast and characters thanks to a slew of passport images, which give us a look at Curtis (Chris Evans), Mason (Tilda Swinton), Gilliam (John Hurt), Wilford (Ed Harris), Namgoong Minsu (Kang-ho Song), Edgar (Jamie Bell), Tanya (Octavia Spencer), Andrew (Ewen Bremner), Yona (Ah-sung Ko), and director Joon-ho Bong.

The film hits US cinemas in May. Click on the pics below for larger versions.

First Snowpiercer Art Online – Get a feel for Joon-ho Bong’s Chris Evans starring film

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Joon-ho Bong made a big splash with his South Korean movies The Host and Mother, and now he’s going English-language with Snowpiercer. The first art from the movie has now shown up via TheFilmStage, suggesting a dystopian sci-fi look to the film.

Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt, Kang-ho Song, and Ewen Bremner star in the movie, which is set in a world covered in snow and ice, with a group of characters stranded on a train dubbed the Snowpiercer, who all struggle to co-exist. Ewen Bremner will play a father who helps Chris Evans’ character find his kidnapped son.

Joon-ho Bong is directing from a script he co-wrote with Kelly Masterson (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead), adapted from Benjamin Legrand and Jacuqes Lob’s graphic novel. Chan-wook Park produces. Take a look at the art above and below, and you can also listen to a sample of Marco Beltrami’s score.

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Ewen Bremner Joins Joon-ho Bong’s Snow Piercer

Korean director director Joon-ho Bong made his name with the likes of The Host and Mother in his native country. Now he’s putting together his English-language debut, Snow Piercer, and he’s getting a very good cast to help.

The latest to sign up, according to Variety, is Trainspotting’s Ewen Bremner, who joins Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Kang-ho Song and recent Oscar winner Octavia Spencer.

The story is set in a world covered in snow and ice, with a group of characters stranded on a train dubbed the Snow Piercer, who all struggle to co-exist. Ewen Bremner will play a father who helps Chris Evans’ character find his kidnapped son.

Joon-ho Bong is directing from a script he co-wrote with Kelly Masterson (Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead), with Chan-wook Park producing. It isn’t known when it will start shooting.

Octavia Spencer On For Joon-ho Bong’s Snow Piercer

For years Octavia Spencer was stealing scenes but never getting particularly good roles. Thanks to The Help she’s now in demand and the favourite for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Now THR reports that she’s joined the cast of Korean director Joon-ho Bong’s Snow Piercer.

The intriguing story is set in an alternate future, where a failed experiment to stop global warming results in a new Ice Age. The frigid climate has killed off all life on Earth, except for the passengers aboard a train dubbed Snow Piercer. A class system develops among the passengers on this train, which ignites a revolt. Octavia Spencer will portray a passenger who joins the uprising in order to save her son. Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, and Kang-ho Song also star.

Joon-ho Bong is set to make his English-language debut with Snow Piercer, having found success with his excellent Korean movies, The Host and Mother. Chan-wook Park and Dooho Choi will produce. Production is set to begin in March.

John Hurt Joins Snow Piercer

Bong Joon-Ho’s English-language debut is getting more and more interesting with each cast announcement. Chris Evans is taking the lead role, with Tilda Swinton and Jamie Bell joining him soon after. Now they have some illustrious company in the form of John Hurt, according to The Telegraph.

Hurt mentioned the role in an interview, saying “All the film crew refer to him, with great reverence, as ‘Director Bong’. I love the fact that I am working for Director Bong.” It isn’t known what role Hurt will play.

The film is set in a world of ice and snow, and follows a group of people who get stuck on a train and can’t find a way to co-exist harmoniously. Bong Joon-ho, who’s best known for his Korean movies The Mother and The Host, will direct from his own screenplay, with Chan-wook Park (Oldboy) producing.

Tilda Swinton & Jamie Bell May Join Chris Evans In Snow Piercer

Snow Piercer is fast becoming a movie to keep an eye out for. At the weekend it was revealed Chris Evans had signed on to star in Joon-ho Bong’s English-language debut. Now Variety reports that the cast is about to get a jolt of excitement, with Tilda Swinton and Jamie Bell are in talks to join the movie.

The film is set in a world of ice and snow, and follows a group of people who get stuck on a train and can’t find a way to co-exist harmoniously. Unfortunately we don’t have character details, but it’s difficult to imagine Swinton, Bell and Evans won’t spark off one another whatever they’re saying.

Joon-ho Bong, who’s best known for his Korean movie The Mother and The Host, will direct from his own screenplay, with Chan-wook Park (Oldboy) producing.