Korean Cinema Today
Now here’s some real international flavor to add to your day! Two Korean filmmakers working together on an adaptation of a French post-apocalyptic graphic novel in the Czech Republic. Read on for all the info you need!
According to Korean Cinema Today, Bong Joon-ho (The Host) and Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Thirst, Stoker) are working together on Snow Piercer, also known as Le Transperceneige.
Snow Piercer is already in pre-production with lensing set to begin next March in Prague with a budget of about $35 million for the Korean, U.S., and French co-production.
The Host and Memories of Murder star Song Kang-ho, who also starred in Chan-wook’s Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Lady Vengeance, and J.S.A.: Joint Security Area, is set to star.
The French graphic novel follows a group of people on a train without a final destination, struggling to survive after the end of the world brings on a cataclysmic ice age.
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