English speaking people tend to think the whole world ought to be tailored for them, so when a video pops up in one language, with subtitles in another, it’s a good reminder that not everyone out there things English is so amazing. That’s what’s happened with the first look at Snowpiercer, which is largely in Korean, but gives us out first look at the movie.
Snowpiercer marks 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.
The film has a great cast, although as you can see in the new character posters above and below, they’re not always completely recognisable. However the film follows 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) and Yona (Ah-sung Ko).
From this footage it certainly looks stylish. The film hits US cinemas in May.