We’re still waiting on that illusive release date, but the trailer for Captain America in Winter fighting Soldiers is here! I kid, I kid. It is in fact for Evans’ other film that I’ve called the most overlooked comics adaptation of the year… Snowpiercer.
Snowpiercer is a dystopian sci-fi film based on Le Transperceneige, a popular classic bande dessinée by Jacques Lob, Jean-Marc Rochette and Alexis. The comic tells the story of a future world where the remnants of humanity live on board a single train, powered by a perpetual motion engine. The Earth is encased in a bitter Ice Age, induced by a failed attempt to halt global warming. The train, one thousand and one carriages long, holds an entire society within; the last society, segregated by class via position. The further away from the engine, the more poverty and tension can be found. Revolution is in the air.
The trailer certainly seems to hint at a film with that same rebellious tension, though how closely it follows the plot of the comic remains to be seen. The original comic also has two follow up volumes (written by Benjamin LeGrand) which could also be of some influence. Either way, it looks like a very feisty little underdog this film season!
The film, directed by Bong Joon-Ho (The Host, Mother), stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ko Asung, Song Kangho, Ewen Bremner, and Ed Harris.
For all your Snowpiercer information, read up on Snowpiercer: The Most Overlooked Comics Film of 2013? and Snowpiercer: International Featurette Released, complete with images and concept art aplenty. And here, have some more pretty posters too: