Monday, June 17, 2013

HOLLYWOOD SPY EXCLUSIVE SPOTLIGHT ON POSTAPOCALYPTIC SF EPIC "SNOWPIERCER" WITH CHRIS EVANS, JAMIE BELL, OCTAVIA SPENCER, TILDA SWINTON, ED HARRIS, JOHN HURT


SNOW PIERCER
 FUTU- RISTIC ICE AGE
The summer has started and so has the tropical heat so while your little bums are melting away maybe you will soothe yourself by imagining polar regions covered with snow, bound with frost and surrounded with the sound of blizzards? Well, that is pretty much the setting of upcoming new science fiction action movie SNOWPIERCER in which people, in not so distant future in year 2031, live on a perpetually moving train because the humanity has destroyed Earth's climate and the weather has become too harsh to survive when outside.


SNOWPIERCING STORY
SOCIAL CLASSES IN A PERPE- TUALLY MOVING TRAIN
The film is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an ice age has killed off nearly all life on the planet. The only survivors are the inhabitants of the SNOWPIERCER, a massive train that travels around the planet and is powered by a perpetual-motion engine. Over time a class system evolves on the train, with the elites inhabiting the 'front' of the train and poor inhabiting the 'back' of the train. Tired of the poor conditions suffered by riders in the 'back', a revolution occurs with the riders attempting to seize control of the engine which the elites in the 'front' consider 'sacred'. As you can see, beside being science fiction apocalyptic action, SNOWPIERCER also brings a political story
depicting a system in which the rich have everything, and more than they need, while the poor have absolutely nothing (sounds familiar, hm?).

SNOWPIERCING CAST
CHRIS EVANS, JAMIE BELL, OCTAVIA SPENCER, TILDA SWINTON
What distinguishes SNOWPIERCER from other post apocalyptic films is the rather breathtaking gallery of actors in its cast filled with a number of critically acclaimed actors from megapopular and megacharismatic Chris Evans in the lead role, to Oscar winners and nominees Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris, Tilda Swinton and John Hurt, to young heartthrobs and stars Jamie Bell and Luke Pasqualino. The film was directed by Bong Joon-ho and this marks his first movie in English after directing famous South Korean films THE HOST and MOTHER.

SNOWPIERCING TIDBITS
 COMIC BOOK ADAPTATION
The movie is actually a film adaptation of the French graphic novel "Le Transperceneige" by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette. Joon-ho found the novel while visiting a comic book shop in Seoul and finished reading the entire series while standing in front of the bookshelf, where he found it. He was fascinated by ideas of people struggling on the train for survival, with every cabin classified in social stratification. The $40 million movie will start its cinematic life from August in Korea and will then start its tour around the world with The Weinstein Company distributing in USA.

22 comments:

  1. It's a great metaphor. Will probably have to check that one out.

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    1. these non-American sf films with a strong political message are usually the best ones, especially with a cast like this one.

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  2. Sounds like Tilda Swinton really chews the scenery!

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    1. I barely recognised her in the film :)

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  3. Wow, Dez. This sounds really good. Enjoy the rest of your day.

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  4. I'll have to watch that simple because it sounds such an interesting story

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  5. Tilda Swinton is unrecognizable. Such a good actress :)

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    1. I generally can't stand her for reasons unknown :) (the same with Samantha Morton) , but she does have amazing powers of transformation!

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  6. it's rather surprising to see big name western actors work on a major Asian-production film.

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    1. 'tis because it's an English language film mostly (some 80% are in English).

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  7. oh, I'm intrigued!! This looks really interesting and different.

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    1. it's an intriguing plot, isn't it?

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    1. you're officially signed up, which class ticket do you want? :)

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  9. This looks more intriguing now that I see the posters and because you've posted more about the whole story.

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  10. What a storyline and impressive cast ~ Thanks Dezzy ~ So far have watched Superman and liked it a lot ~ Smiles ~

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    1. everybody seems to like it, earned more than $200 million already worldwide :)

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