'Snowpiercer' Becoming a TV Series
Published Nov 11, 2015Combining The Little Engine That Could with a dystopian hellscape, Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer was a runaway success in 2014. Since audiences have a constant appetite for dystopian fiction (and, apparently, futuristic ice trains), the film is now being adapted for television.
As The Hollywood Reporter explains, the choo-choo movie will arrive on small screens shortly thanks to an adaptation from screenwriter Josh Friedman. Both the film and the series were based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige.
The show is being produced by Tomorrow Studios, the production house of Marty Adelstein. "We are very excited to be working with Josh on this incredible story," the producer said. "As such a prolific and innovative writer he is the ideal person to create a massive new world in this adaptation. This is an expansive, high-concept project and we are thrilled to be a part of reimagining it for television."
Friedman added, "I'm a huge fan of director Bong's films, especially Snowpiercer. It's great the way the best sci-fi is great — thoughtful, political, funny, scary and sly. And it's on a train. A big fucking train. What more could you want?"
Bong Joon-ho and his original Snowpiercer co-producer Dooho Choi will both serve as executive producers on the series.