Snowpiercer Moves to the Small Screen
Snowpiercer has been on the pages and on the big screen and it looks like now it’s going to move to the little screen.
TNT has ordered a pilot for a Snowpiercer T.V. series, based on Bong Joon-Ho’s film and the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette.
The series is being produced by Tomorrow Studios, which is already working with TNT on Good Behavior and a Let the Right One In adaptation.
The story takes place on a post apocalyptic world caused by an environmental catastrophe that threw the world into an ice age. Humanity now takes refuge in a perpetual moving train in order to be safe from the elements. The story focuses on class, where the people with nothing are found in the back cars and struggle to survive while they fight to get to the front where all the wealthy live with luxury.
Snowpiercer was a movie that has an absurd sci-fi premise but the movie made it work with great acting, stunning visual effects and it brought originality to the post apocalyptic genre.
“Snowpiercer has one of the most original concepts to hit the screen in the last decade, and it’s one that offers numerous opportunities for deeper exploration in a series format,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “We look forward to expanding TNT’s relationship with Tomorrow Studios and their take on a world where humanity is pushed to the extreme.”
The film was critically acclaimed and has a score of 95% on rotten tomatoes, some of the few complaints of the film were that it felt rushed but the novel says that the train has around 1001 cars which it would be difficult to include them all on a two hour movie but a T.V. show has a better opportunity to expand this universe.
Joon-ho is serving as executive producer for the pilot, along with Park Chan-wook and Lee Tae-hun, who produced the film.