2013 is the year of Korean helmers making their English language debut. We’ve already had The Good, the Bad, the Weird director Kim Ji-woon’s The Last Stand, and soon Oldboy’s Park Chan-wook will bring us Stoker. The third helmer coming from Asia to English-speaking realms is Bong Joon-ho, director of The Host and Mother.
He’s made Snowpiercer, and now the first proper poster for the post-apocalyptic movie has debuted, via Twitch, which you can see above (click on it for a larger version). The film stars Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Song Kang-ho, John Hurt, Alison Pill, Octavia Spencer and Ewen Bremner.
The movie 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. 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.
No release date is currently set.