04/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bong Joon-ho Talks About His Sci-Fi Project Transperceneige

The last survivors of humanity shelter on a train going in circles through an icy landscape, in Transperceneige, the French comic which Bong Joon-Ho (The Host) is adapting into a film. Bong contributed one of three segments, along with Michel Gondry and Leos Carax, to an anthology film called Tokyo. But he's also hard at work on a crime film called Mother, and then he hopes to put out Transperceneige by 2011 or 2012. Talking to Collider, he said the movie version of the snow post-apocalyptic comic would feature a multilingual cast and international co-production, but ultimately would still be a Korean movie. In Transperceneige, wars and glaciers have rendered the planet almost uninhabitable, and one last train carries the last survivors of the human race. The society on board the train is a microcosm of humanity, with social and class divisions still persisting in cramped quarters. In an earlier interview with Yonhap News Service, Bong elaborated: The story will be in a tone similar to Noah's Ark (from the Bible)... This train has enraptured me. 2

He also adds that, "Transperceneige will be a multi-language, international co-production but ultimately a Korean film". 1
  1. Bong Joon-ho Talks About His Sci-Fi Project Transperceneige (FirstShowing.net)
  2. Let The Host's Director Show You How To Rule In Hell [Transperceneige] (io9)

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