A French trailer has been released for Bong Joon-ho‘s Snowpiercer, and it provides our best look at the movie yet. The story is set in a new ice age caused by a failed experiment to stop global warming that killed virtually all life on the planet. The sole survivors live on a train called Snowpiercer—powered by a perpetual machine—who struggle with the class system implemented on the train. This trailer provides not only a clearer picture of the plot, but also tons of visual effects we haven’t seen before. It also has Alison Pill firing an automatic weapon, so that’s fun too. Overall, Snowpiercer looks like an exhilarating ride, but we’ll have to see if we get the original South Korean cut or a shorter, dumbed-down version The Weinstein Company wants for U.S. distribution.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song, and Ko Asung. Snowpiercer currently does not have a U.S. release date. The film premiered in Bong’s native South Korea last month, and was a big hit at the box office.
Via The Film Stage.