Bong Joon-Ho’s Snow Piercer Will Get A Rewrite Before Production Begins

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News keeps coming fast and furious concerning Bong Joon-ho’s upcoming English-language debut, “Snow Piercer”. First it was that Chris Evans will star. Then Tilda Swinton and Jamie Bell hopped on board. Now the script, based on a French graphic novel (“Le Transperceneige”) and originally adapted by Bong and “Oldboy” director Park Chan-wook (who will produce the indie picture), will get a rewrite by Kelly Masterson, who penned Sidney Lumet’s “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”.

This sounds like a good aesthetic match to me. “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” is a tense tale of a robbery gone wrong, and escalating conflict between brothers. “Snow Piercer” is a post-apocalyptic story of an endless train ride through an ice-covered wasteland where the survivors of a devastating war try to cope and survive. That is a pressure cooker if I’ve ever seen one. Captive audience, no escape, limited space, no solitude, people all up in your business all of the time. I can feel the anxiety and strain building already, and I think that Masterson may prove to be a good choice to help crank that up a few notches, and add some quality characterization to boot. No word on whether this will be a major overhaul or a quick spit and shine job.

“Snow Piercer” is scheduled to begin production in March, though no distributor is presently in place.

Via : Variety

Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight