An R-rated animated prequel to writer/director Joon-ho Bong’s upcoming post-apocalyptic Snowpiercer has surfaced online. The film is an adaptation of the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige and 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 Snowpiercer, 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.
I’m real curious to see what this film is all about, everything so far seems awesome and marks the English-language debut of Bong but it doesn’t have a release date in North America yet. The prequel short is great and extremely violet, consider yourself warned.
The films cast includes Chris Evans, Song Kangho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Alison Pill, John Hurt and Ed Harris.