The 2013 feature film Snowpiercer is getting the small screen treatment.
Marty Adelstein’s Tomorrow Studios has optioned a TV adaptation of the Korean film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Josh Friedman is set to write the script. Friedman has worked on the Sarah Connor Chronicles and War of the Worlds.
The 2013 film was written and directed by Bong Joon Ho and was his first English-language production. It starred Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton and was about a post-apocalyptic Ice Age where the only life left on the planet travelled on a train around the globe.
Bong and the movie co-producer Dooho Choi are attached to executive produce the television series alongside Adelstein and producing partner Becky Clements. Chan-wook Park, who produced the movie, is also attached as an executive producer for the television series.
“We are very excited to be working with Josh on this incredible story,” Adelstein said in a statement about the series. “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.”
“I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity,” Friedman said. “Marty and Becky are the perfect partners to help me bring this world to TV. 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 f—ing train. What more could you want?”
How exactly the movie would be broken up and if the world and story would be expanded are left unclear for now.