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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 03.20.09] post apocalyptic movie news dystopic

We first reported on The Host director Bong Joon-ho's interest in adapting Jean-Marc Rochette's famous post-apocalyptic comic series waaay back in May but since then there's not been much in circulation on the project. Of course it goes without saying that we here at QE are relishing the idea of this talented young taking up the gauntlet and giving this French story a decidedly Asian feel. Well in some recent interviews with both Yonhap News Service and Collider Joon-ho went into some Juicy details on his vision for the film.

"The story will be in a tone similar to Noah's Ark... This train has enraptured me. I believe everyone has a fantasy about trains giving off chugs and puffs, and landscapes viewed from the window... What you can see from the window in this story, however, is only the world icebound, with minus 80 degrees outside."

"Survivors live in the train, but they can't stay in harmony even at a time of adversity... Each partition of the train represents a class. In the last partition of the train, people live wretched lives. The closer to the front they are, the more luxurious life gets... Le Transperceneige is going to be much more spectacular with all the trains and frozen scenery. But the spectacle is not what I really want to show. The mood and sentiment you can feel inside the train, the desperateness. The exterior should be only groundwork to show all that."

He also says that the film will feature a multilingual cast and be an international co-production, but that ultimately would still be a very "Korean" movie. As excited as we all are, don't expect to see the project anytime before 2011. Joon-ho says he won't tackle it until he makes his urban crime thriller Mother

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Cyberhal (13 years ago) Reply

I'm looking forward to seeing Toyko too

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