A new trailer international trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s (Mother, The Host) upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller Snowpiercer has been released. The film is set in a future where, “after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snow Piercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.”
Reviews of the film have slowly been trickling in and they’ve been extremely strong so far. Variety critic Scott Foundas remarked that the film is “an enormously ambitious, visually stunning and richly satisfying futuristic epic.” I’m really looking forward to this one. Ed Harris, Chris Evans, Song Kangho, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Alison Pill, & John Hurt. The film opens in South Korea August 8 but there’s currently no release date set for North America.