SNOWPIERCER Concept Art Reveals The Train & Passenger Cabin

We've already seen a teaser poster, but now a couple of pieces of concept art for Bong Joon-ho‘s Hollywood debut Snowpiercer - which is adapted from French graphic novel Le Transperceneige - have been uncovered. We also have a sample of Marco Beltrami‘s stirring score for the film..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 1/3/2013






Snowpiercer is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, 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.


Snowpiercer stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer and Song Kang-ho, and is set for release sometime this Summer.









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Kayo - 1/3/2013, 5:16 AM
looking forward to see this, Pacific Rim and Elysium.
Shamo - 1/3/2013, 5:18 AM
looks cool
Marxman12 - 1/3/2013, 5:42 AM
Does EVERY modern Sci-Fi film have to be based off of leftist ideology?
Starlight - 1/3/2013, 5:47 AM
Great Music !
Seejay - 1/3/2013, 6:44 AM

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Marxman12 - 1/3/2013, 5:42 AM
Does EVERY modern Sci-Fi film have to be based off of leftist ideology?
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What ideology is that ?
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/3/2013, 6:56 AM
looks cool. Hope the story is good.

Love Bell, Harris and Hurt.
Whovian - 1/3/2013, 7:04 AM
Yeah, I'm standing with Marxman12. Film watching sometimes requires a suspension of disbelief, but sometimes the leap is too far.
goatman - 1/3/2013, 7:21 AM
Global warming arguments aside, this sounds ridiculous. Wouldn't an snow and ice eventually cover the train tracks like the rolling sands of a desert, making it impossible for the train to move? Perpetual motion ended.

Maybe it's addressed in the book/movie, but it seems like a pretty huge issue.
goatman - 1/3/2013, 10:31 AM
@BluePallando
"Yeah, you'd think faster than light space travel would have been developed BEFORE a perpetual motion machine, if you see where I'm going."

Yep. I'm willing to suspend my disbelief that science could somehow solve the mysteries of perpetual motion or faster than light travel, particularly in a film that's set in the future. Both of those ideas are beyond my normal everyday scope of thought.

But perpetual motion aside, unless the train is suspended above the surface of the earth, unlike every image I've seen from the graphic novel, then the tracks will likely become so heavily covered with snow that a train would have to burrow through like an earthworm. Not even heated tracks would prevent the inevitability of them being buried. The heated tracks would melt the snow into water, which would eventually get covered by other snow which would melt and freeze above the water, and on and on. No matter how large the pilot on the front of the train, nature would win and bring the train to a standstill. Afterall, this isn't a 3-day long blizzard that covers the town trolley tracks until a plow can come through. This is a global ice age.

Furthermore, I don't understand the purpose of the train. Is it a means of travel around the earth like a subway in a metropolitan city? If so, it seems impractical. A search for more info produces a deleted and unverified wiki entry which contains the following:

"The story is set on a train called Le Transperceneige which is the only place to survive after a world war and glaciation. The train, which is a Noah's Ark, mirrors human society frankly. Each partition of the train represents a class."

So, there was a world war? Is it possible the train is specifically built for the purpose of survival? But the synopsis of the film suggests it travels around the globe. Why would anyone build a train that travels around the world while the world is at war? I just don't get it and not getting it makes me uninterested.

And before you all go nuts on me, I realize the story is about people... not a train. But when the very premise of your story is so fundamentally unbelievable, it makes feeling for its characters and anticipating conflict far less enjoyable.

It's why I hated Armageddon. The writers thought it made sense to take people who's job it was to drill holes, train them in a few short days how to be astronauts and operate a prototype spacecraft which had never been flown before and then send them to an asteroid to manage the explosion of a thermonuclear device.

It didn't occur to the writers that it might be easier to take highly educated, highly trained astronauts with military and scientific backgrounds, the already skilled ability to fly a spacecraft, prototype or otherwise, and the know-how to properly detonate a bomb... and then teach them to drill a freaking hole. Nope, that would be far too easy.
SkunkApe1 - 1/3/2013, 12:00 PM
Al Gore MUST have a cameo !
criple15 - 1/3/2013, 12:59 PM
goatman I actually remember that part... Bruce Willis called them all idiots for thinking that lol

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