Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Song Kang-ho, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, John Hurt, and Alison Pill lead the ambitious film's international ensemble. Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, the story is set in a future in which the planet has been destroyed by a failed experiment to end global warming. Stuck in a perpetual winter, what remains of humanity travels around the world on a perpetually moving train, until a class system develops and war begins to brew amongst the downtrodden. There's perhaps more action than expected, but the gritty, realistic visuals coupled with the hot button issue of economic inequality could make this a solid counterpart to Neill Blomkamp's Elysium.
Snow Piercer opens this August in South Korea, but has yet to gain a U.S. date.