Snowpiercer, the 2013 Korean feature film based on a French graphic novel is being adapted as a TV series with Josh Friedman (Sarah Connor Chronicles, War of the Worlds) attached to pen the script for Tomorrow Studios, which has optioned the rights to the film.
Originally based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette, it was adapted into the film Snowpiercer by director Bong Joon Ho with Chris Evans as the main star. Snowpiercer is about a train of survivors during a post-apocalyptic ice age where the only remaining life on the planet survives aboard a train that is constantly traveling around the globe.
Bong Joon Ho and feature co-producer Dooho Choi are attached to executive produce alongside Marty Adelstein and producing partner Becky Clements.
“We are very excited to be working with Josh on this incredible story. As such a prolific and innovative writer he is the ideal person to create a massive new world in this adaptation,” Adelstein said in a statement. “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?”
No word yet on if any actors are attached to the project or which network or streaming service it be set to come out on.
Source- Hollywood Reporter