First look: Chris Evans in 'Snowpiercer'
When he's not playing Marvel's iconic superhero, Captain America, he seems to be devoting his time to this – an unusual sci fi thriller set in the future and based on a French graphic novel.
Snowpiercer is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an ecological disaster pushes the world to the brink of an ice age killing off nearly all life on the planet. The only survivors are the inhabitants of the 'Snowpiercer', a massive train that travels around the planet and is powered by a perpetual-motion engine. Over time a class system evolves on the train, with the elites inhabiting the 'front' of the train and poor inhabiting the 'back' of the train. Tired of the poor conditions suffered by riders in the 'back', a revolution led by Curtis (Evans) occurs whereby the the lower class try to take control of the train.
The film sounds like another version of Elysium which is based on a similar premise.
Snowpiercer also stars Song Kang-ho, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer and Ed Harris and is set for release in South Korea on 1 August 2013. The film doesn't have an international release date as of yet.
Are you looking forward to Snowpiercer?