Tilda Swinton Discusses A Snowpiercer Prequel. Academy award winning actress Tilda Swinton recently sat down with Hitfix and shared some insights about the potential origins of her monstrous character Mason and the possibility of a prequel.
When asked about how her character Mason got onto the train Swinton responded, “It’s funny. We still talk about it. It’s a fantasy in our minds about a prequel and so there’s this very big ice day coming, who knows? You know lots of fancies in our mind. Who knows if it’ll ever happen but imagine such a thing. Imagine a prequel. Imagine — and you know what? I can imagine everything about Mason. Mason could be anybody and anything. Anybody or anything could actually turn into Mason and Mason’s like a sort of weird, morphed, mutant, free radical sickness. And who knows how he or she started out? A really mild-mannered man in a suit, which is the way it’s written in the script — it’s still written as a mild-mannered man in a suit.”
Released in the U.S. in the summer of 2014, Snowpiercer became a critical success and managed to quickly established a strong cult following among its fans. The modestly budgeted film captured audience’s imaginations by offering the type of unique science fiction tale that big budget Hollywood films don’t explore.
Could Tilda Swinton’s comments be the spark that ignites a fan movement into campaigning for a prequel?
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