Ewen Bremner, best remembered as Spud from Trainspotting, has boarded Joon-ho Bong‘s Snow Piercer. The South Korean director’s first English-language film is an adaptation of the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, about a post-apocalyptic world covered in snow and ice. The only remaining humans are the passengers of the titular train, and tensions are running high between the classes.
Bremner is set to play a father who teams up with Chris Evans‘ character to rescue his kidnapped son. We’ve previously heard that Octavia Spencer would be playing a mother who gets involved in the brewing revolution in an attempt to save her son, so could it be that Bremner and Spencer’s characters are married to each other? Or is the kidnapping of sons just a common hobby in the future?
At any rate, the top-notch cast also inclues Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Jamie Bell, and Kang-ho Song. Snow Piercer will enter production shortly for a 2013 release.
Source: /FilmAlso reported by Upcoming Films