“The Help” star Octavia Spencer has joined the cast of Bong Joon-Ho’s high-profile sci-fi indie “Snow Piercer”, an adaptation of the French comic “Le Transperceneige” reports Heat Vision.
The story is set in a future when an Ice Age has killed off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snow Piercer, 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. Spencer plays a passenger on the train who joins the revolt in order to save her son. Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton and Kang Ho Song are already on board the project.
Kelly Masterson penned the most recent draft of the script while Chan Wook-Park and Dooho Choi are producing. Filming kicks off in April.