Bong Joon-ho’s English debut Snowpiercer still doesn’t have a US release date set, but this high-concept sci fi will still be chugga-chugging its way into South Korean theaters on August 1st. In addition to the first footage and international trailer, we now have a shorter trailer and several videos about the film.
Snowpiercer is based on French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, in which an experiment aimed to stop global warming triggers an ice age instead. All remaining humans live on a train (the Snowpiercer) with 1001 carriages and a perpetual motion engine. The social class system is based on how close your carriage is to the engine, and a revolution starts at the poor end of the train.
Considering we were just in the longest recession since the Great Depression, The Weinstein Company might want to consider releasing this in America. Just saying, a lot of people can relate. Also, Captain America has an axe, so it’s got that going for it, which is nice.