First Trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s SNOWPIERCER Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, and Tilda Swinton

     June 12, 2013


The first trailer has been released for Bong Joon-ho‘s sci-fi thriller, Snowpiercer.  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.  The trailer showcases a lot more action than I was expecting as the lower-classes, led by Chris Evans‘ character, attempt a revolution by taking control of the train’s engines.  It looks exciting, although I had some difficulty making out Tilda Swinton‘s dialogue partly because of the character’s accent and partly because of the heavy, operatic trailer music.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars The film also stars John Hurt, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song, and Ko AsungSnowpiercer opens on August 1st in South Korea, but no U.S. release date has been announced yet.


  • Adam Cross

    awful quality rip, waiting on a proper trailer!

  • Elephant

    As with The Purge, great concept, mediocre execution. The sound is hopeless, I couldn’t understand anyone except Chris Evans. Tilda Swinton likes being weird for the sake of weird, doesn’t care about the quality of the project, it seems.

    I’ll wait for Elysium to get my post-apocalyptic class warfare fix. Am I alone in not being 100% sold on that one either?

  • misterg

    That accent is from Yorkshire – Northern England! google geoffrey boycott as a reference!

  • Merlin235

    I couldn’t understand anything anyone was saying in that trailer. That was the most confusing trailer I’ve hears since the first sound of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    What language was that ??? What up with the sound and cgi ??? What the hell ???

    • amanda

      the subtitles are south korean, and i think someone recorded it off their tv or something.

  • Jake McClure

    Holy awful sound! It might as well be in Korean.. didn’t understand a fucking word.

  • Chris Beveridge

    There are better quality/audio trailers surfacing on YouTube already. This one is pretty bad with the audio.

  • GunzOfNavarone

    The cgi in that trailer is a heap of shit.

  • Jamesy

    What the hell is with the sound?

  • Yurine

    Looks interesting the quality is horrendous though.

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  • thepeoplesmovies

    her accent was Northern English either Lancashire (Manchester) or Yorkshire (Leeds)

  • thepeoplesmovies

    the trailer is taken off a better version the korean version so give it time a proper hd version will arrive

  • beetleborg33

    Well I just saw the whole movie

    • Darren

      And didn’t understand a word

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