Tomorrow Studios has optioned the rights to Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 action thriller SNOWPIERCER, with plans to develop the story into a television series. Avatar 2 scribe Josh Friedman has been tapped to write the script, with Tomorrow’s Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements executive producing alongside Bong, Dooho Choi, and Chan-wook Park.
The film, which starred Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton and Ed Harris, is set in a post-apocalyptic Ice Age where the only remaining life on the planet survives aboard a train that travels around the globe. Evan’s character leads a rebellion of the train’s lower class, battling their way to the front of the train to confront the mysterious conductor. It was largely seen as a success with audiences and critics, blending science fiction and action with timely socio-political themes. After being strategically released on VOD just two week after its theatrical release, Snowpiercer pulled in over $85 million worldwide.
Friedman’s other television credits include the NBC series Crossbones, FOX’s The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and the upcoming Wizard of Oz adaptation Emerald City.
Josh Lyons | Staff Writer