Filled with a multi-talented, multi-national cast of performers Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer has been making a name for itself overseas and is set to open next month in South Korea. Featuring an all-star cast including Chris Evans, John Hurt, Song Kang-ho, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, and Ed Harris it’s odd there is no set release date yet in North America. Though, thi hasn’t stopped the stream of featurettes and a new trailer from making their way online.
A thought-provoking film of class-warfare and survival, each featurette gives you an inside look at the characters and several behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and crew. Also included is a short animated feature, giving viewers a little more insight and builds on what people already know about Snowpiercer. And while the film itself was a mostly English language cast these, features and trailers were made for the foreign market, but you will be able to piece together some parts fairly quickly.
Check out these featurettes, trailers, and behind the scenes shots after the jump below.
Breaking away from the superhero and science fiction franchise films we all flock to in the summer, is Snowpiercer. The first English language film from director Bong Joon-Ho (The Host, Memories of Murder, Mother) sees all life on the planet wiped out after a failed attempt at thwarting global warming brings a new Ice Age. All life except those on the train, Snowpiercer, that is. Within train life an oppressive class system arises, and eventually, the lower classes begin a revolution.
I’m hooked by its premise alone, but its great cast doesn’t hurt either. Snowpiercer stars Chris Evans along with John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song and Ko Asung. Set to release in South Korea in August there’s no U.S. release date, but at least we can check out this first trailer,
Looking for something a little more original at the box office, check out Snowpiercer. I’m sure it’ll have a U.S. release date before long. What do you think? Interested?
Edgar Wright’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” is quickly approaching (released Aug. 13th). And, just when you thought a major motion picture, video game and toys were as epic as epic can get Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim is gearing up to air a short animated special titled “Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation” on August 12th at midnight.
The animated special will be about Scott’s high-school relationship with Sex Bob-omb’s sardonic drummer Kim Pine.
Michael Cera and Alison Pill will reprise their role for the special along with co-stars Mae Whitman and Jason Schwartzman to provide the voices for Lisa and Simon Lee, respectively.
“Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation” will air on Cartoon Network in two parts between 12:00 and 12:30 am and then again the next day on adultswim.com when “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” debuts.
From /Film, here’s what producer Jason DeMarco had to say about the animation:
We were approached by Universal to do something cool around the release of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Being huge fans of the comic, and very excited about the film, we asked if we could produce an animated short in the style of the comic. The filmmakers and Bryan Lee O’Malley were into the idea, so we actually made it! Edgar Wright was kind enough to secure some of the talent from the film for us, so we have Michael Cera as Scott, Allison Pill as Kim, Mae Whitman as Lisa and Jason Schwartzman as Simon Lee doing voices in the short.
Slashfilm debuted two clips from the shorts so far. One showcases Scott and Lisa’s first meeting, while the other serves as a commercial for the special stating “‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World’ is almost in theaters. Check out the latter after the jump: