Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer tickled everyone’s post-apocalyptic happy place when it hit theaters recently (read our interview with the director). Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette, the film is set on a massive train powered by a perpetual-motion engine that circles the globe. It’s also the site of a violent class war. Think: 10th circle… Continue reading Japan Plans To Build a Luxury Train Worthy Of 'Snowpiercer'
Everyone knows about the comic book origins of films like The Avengers and Man of Steel, but when it comes to movies like this weekend’s gritty, postapocalyptic adventure Snowpiercer, the book that inspired the film isn’t nearly as ubiquitous as the usual mainstream superhero fare.
Originally published in 1982, the French-language graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette took more than… Continue reading The Geek Beat: 'Snowpiercer' and Other Great Foreign Graphic Novels Movie Fans Should Be Reading
Mortdecai: Johnny Depp, last seen as a sickly face in Transcendence, returns to debonair mode for action-comedy Mortdecai, in which he plays an international terrorist / art dealer. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, and Olivia Munn also star; the movie is scheduled for release on February 6, 2015. [The Playlist]
One of most anticipated films of last year was “Snowpiercer,” the ambitious adaptation of an obscure French comic book by supremely talented South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, who was responsible for genuine masterpieces “Memories of Murder,” “The Host,” and “Mother.” Then… things stalled. The movie, which had a largely English-speaking cast (including Chris Evans, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer, and Tilda Swinton), was deemed “too… Continue reading 'Snowpiercer': Bong Joon-Ho and Harvey Weinstein Reach Ceasefire