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Feb 3, 2012

SNOW PIERCER (2013): Octavia Spencer cast in Joon-ho Bong Film

Octavia Spencer, Crying

Octavia Spencer cast in Snow Piercer. The casting of Octavia Spencer in Joon-ho Bong‘s Snow Piercer (2013) is one in a series of recent castings for the post-apocalypse, thriller film. Those recent castings include Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, and Kang-ho Song.

Snow Piercer‘s plot synopsis: “set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snow Piercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.”

Octavia Spencer’s role in Snow Piercer: “Spencer plays a passenger on the train who joins the revolt in order to save her son.”

On the production and the script for Snow Piercer:

Chan Wook-Park and Dooho Choi are producing. Kelly Masterson wrote the most recent draft for this adaptation of the 1970s French graphic novel Le Transperceneige…The script, [is] from Bong and Oldboy director Park Chan-wook.

I loved Joon-ho Bong’s The Host, watched it twice back-to-back when I first saw it and reviewed it here: (Film Review: The Host). Thank God the remake never happened. Joon-ho Bong’s Mother was great as well, but in a different way. I am looking forward to Joon-ho Bong’s first United States film.

Source: Slashfilm, Hollywoodreporter