TNT has given a pilot order for a futuristic thriller TV series remake of Bong Joon Ho’s acclaimed 2013 film “Snowpiercer”.
The story is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland and the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival all play out on board.
Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris and John Hurt led the cast of the film which grossed $87 million on a $40 million budget and was based on famed French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige”.
Tomorrow Studios optioned the rights to the property last year and has tapped Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” remake scribe and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” creator Josh Friedman to pen the series along with serving as executive producer and showrunner.
In addition to producing a pilot, backup scripts are also being written. Becky Clements, Marty Adelstein, Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, and Lee Tae-hunand Dooho Choi will all executive produce the series.