TV Series Based on Snowpiercer in the Works. Snowpiercer became one of the most underrated sci-fi flicks in recent memory. After only getting a limited theatrical release, the film gained a bit of a cult following. It looks like that world will be explored again in the small screen.
Director Bong Jong Ho’s English debut film Snowpiercer was one of the best-reviewed sci-fi films of 2014. An adaptation of the 1982 graphic novel ‘Le Transperceniege’, the film, which starred Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer was underappreciated by audiences and only had a small release due to the studio not able to get Bong to edit the film for a more trimmed running time. However, it did find life in its home release and became a cult hit. With this kind of success, it’s no wonder the property is getting a second chance at life by moving into the TV landscape.
The Hollywood Reporter gave word that Snowpiercer would now be adapted into a TV series, which will be developed and written by Sarah Connor Chronicles’ Josh Friedman with Bong set to executive produce the project. “I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity,” Friedman said. “I’m a huge fan of director Bong’s films, especially Snowpiercer. It’s great the way the best sci-fi is great — thoughtful, political, funny, scary and sly. And it’s on a train. A big f—ing train. What more could you want?”
The plot takes place in 2031, where the world has been frozen and what is left of humanity is inside a non-stop train that travels across the globe. Named the Snowpiercer, the train has become an environment for the survivors as they are part of a system that has it’s own economy and class. The series follows Curtis and his group of low-class citizens as they fight the system by getting to the front of the train and gain control of the wealth. However, each part of the train holds a few surprises for the group as they fight their way through.
The series will be made by ITV’s Tomorrow Studios. “We are very excited to be working with Josh on this incredible story,” Marty Adelstein of Tomorrow Studios says. “As such a prolific and innovative writer he is the ideal person to create a massive new world in this adaptation. This is an expansive, high-concept project and we are thrilled to be a part of reimagining it for television.”
The potential series might be shopped to other networks before someone picks it up at some point. Are you guys excited for Snowpiercer to become a TV series?
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