SNOWPIERCER Trailer is Epic
The first trailer for Snowpiercer has arrived online. The sci-fi thriller is directed by Bong Joon-ho and stars Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton. It arrives in South Korean theaters on August 1, but unfortunately a U.S. release date has not been announced. The cast also includes John Hurt, Jamie Bell,Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song, and Ko Asung.
Collider reports that Snowpiercer takes place during “a new ice age caused by a failed experiment to stop global warming that killed virtually all life on the planet. The sole survivors live on a train called Snowpiercer—powered by a perpetual machine—who struggle with the class system implemented on the train. The trailer showcases a lot more action than I was expecting as the lower-classes, led by Chris Evans‘ character, attempt a revolution by taking control of the train’s engines. It looks exciting, although I had some difficulty making out Tilda Swinton‘s dialogue partly because of the character’s accent and partly because of the heavy, operatic trailer music.”
Snowpiercer Synopsis translated from Italian film site, film.tv:
[box style=”quote”]In the year 2031, the Earth has been devastated by war and a new ice age. The few survivors find themselves on the only train that had everyone on the planet in endless journey and destination of snow and ice. On board, the rigid social divisions continue to exist: the poor live in desperate conditions and suffer cold and hungry while the rich, in first class, enjoy all the privileges, immersed in an environment of luxury and fun.Proloff One day, one of the poor, decides it’s time to change the state of things. [/box]