11:48 pm - 05/29/2012

Snowpiercer needs to be on your radar Omona

Bong Joon-ho's SNOWPIERCER Rumbles To Life
After literally years of preparation The Host director Bong Joon-ho has finally begun principal photography on his English language debut, Snow Piercer.

An adaptation of the popular French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Snow Piercer boasts an impressive international cast - Song Kang-ho, Ewan Bremner, John Hurt, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell and more - and the presence of Oldboy director Park Chan-wook as a producer.

Principal photography began last week in the Czech Republic and will continue until we're all frozen under a thick layer of ice.

The Host stars join Bong Joon-ho’s international sci-fi thriller
A-list director Bong Joon-ho (Mother) is bringing back a couple of stars from one of his biggest hits, The Host, for his newest project, Snowpiercer, which sounds like quite the large-scale sci-fi/thriller/action venture. In it, Go Ah-sung (God of Study) and Song Kang-ho team up to play a father-daughter duo, as they did six years ago in The Host.

Snowpiercer is based on a French sci-fi graphic novel wherein passengers of a train struggle to survive in a frozen-cold world covered in snow. It also boasts an impressive international cast of actors from the States, Japan, France, and England: Attached to star are John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, and Tilda Swinton. Furthermore, director Park Chan-wook (Thirst, Oldboy) is attached to produce.

Snowpiercer is scheduled to begin principal photography on April 16, although the production will jet to Austria at the end of March for preparatory shoots. It’ll wrap in July, and release in 2013.

Snowpiercer @ IMDB

[sources: twitchfilm, dramabeans, star news]

YOU GUYS. This is seriously the most amazing thing. Tilda Swinton? John Hurt? Chris Evans, Jaime Bell, Octavia, Freddie from Skins, etc, etc... The director of The Host and Mother and flawfree Song Kang-ho? Production by Park Chan-wook? I am so not ready for this.
yuukihitohira 30th-May-2012 04:52 am (UTC)
finchburg 30th-May-2012 04:55 am (UTC)
When I started looking at the cast list on IMDB I turned into my icon. Just amazing person after amazing person.
yuukihitohira 30th-May-2012 05:38 am (UTC)
Too. Much. Awesome.

spread 30th-May-2012 05:12 am (UTC)
It's too perfect..
Everything is legit perfect.
yuukihitohira 30th-May-2012 05:37 am (UTC)
It's so perfect I can barely believe it's happening ;__;

and it's so funny because I was actually talking to my Korean Films prof like...a month ago about this, but I had NO I D E A about the cast (just that the film existed) and now I understand why my prof was like "This will be an amazing film and the perfect way for Bong to break into Hollywood/English movies"
hisjulliet 30th-May-2012 04:54 am (UTC)
I only know Chris Evans =X
turdferguson 30th-May-2012 05:40 am (UTC)
omg tilda swinton get into this amphibian goddess

deerlike 30th-May-2012 06:52 am (UTC)
No, no, she is an androgynous alien queen. Gooey has nothing on her.
hisjulliet 30th-May-2012 07:10 am (UTC)
I only know her from Benjamin Button and Let's Talk About Kevin, which I still need to see
asnindie 30th-May-2012 11:53 am (UTC)
We Need to Talk about Kevin is some messed up stuff, really good film though.
rikayla 30th-May-2012 07:01 am (UTC)
octavia spencer won an oscar THIS YEAR!! oi, get with the program :P
hisjulliet 30th-May-2012 07:08 am (UTC)
I know who she is
hisjulliet 30th-May-2012 07:13 am (UTC)
it was just....

spread 30th-May-2012 05:11 am (UTC)
I love The Host and Mother, so I'm down for this..
Plus this fucking cast man!!
Tilda, Octavia & Song FUCKING Kang-ho!!
JFC, this is my kind of flick.
spread 30th-May-2012 05:14 am (UTC)
I totally want to read this GN, but I know that'll probably be impossible..
palebluedot09 30th-May-2012 05:36 am (UTC)
Omg that cast.
So much flawlessness.
turdferguson 30th-May-2012 05:37 am (UTC)
what a flawfree cast. where can i read this?
deerlike 30th-May-2012 06:53 am (UTC)
Tilda and John Hurt - I'm there. I wish I was familiar with the graphic novel though.
uglypricetag 30th-May-2012 09:56 am (UTC)
my expectations are already off the charts
loverboy 30th-May-2012 10:34 am (UTC)
shadowfax 30th-May-2012 02:49 pm (UTC)
bababerry 30th-May-2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
what is this cast, its so unreal
bong joon ho, park chan wook, all in same project
can not wait for it!!
queenbathory 1st-Jun-2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
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