South Korean films break local admissions record
Only two foreign films in 2013 top ten
White Storm defies Gravity at China B.O.
Animation Epic fourth-placed
Grandmaster leads Asia-Pacific award nominations
Snowpiercer and Lunchbox also recognised
Hope wins through at Blue Dragon Awards
Bong Joon-ho wins Best Director for Snowpiercer
Müller rolls out Rome red carpet for regulars
Three Asian films to compete
10th HKAFF cooks up a White Storm
Snowpiercer is Hong Kong festival's closing film
Busan opens with Blessing, closes with Dinner
Focus on "New Wave" Central Asian Cinema
South Korean thrillers take 90% market share
Admissions of local films up 22% in 2013
Snowpiercer to close other Deauville festival
South Korean film to have international premiere in France next month
Snowpiercer and Terror lead weekend admissions record
South Korean audiences flock to local releases
Snowpiercer crosses one million admissions
Blockbuster opening for South Korean film
Bong's Snow Piercer underway
Cool int'l cast expands
Snowpiercer wraps in Prague
By Patrick Frater
Tue, 17 July 2012, 13:47 PM (HKT)
The picture has an international cast headed by Chris EVANS, John HURT, Tilda SWINTON, Octavia SPENCER, Jamie BELL and Ewan BREMNER. Korea's SONG Gang-ho 송강호 | 宋康昊 and KO Ah-seong 고아성 appear in supporting roles.
The film is an adaptation of a French graphic novel Le Transperceneige (pictured) about a group of travellers on a train who are the last survivors of a new ice age.
Some remaining scenes may now shoot in South Korea.
Production is by PARK Chan-wook 박찬욱 | 朴贊郁 through his Moho Films 모호필름 company with CJ E&M Corp 씨제이이앤엠 주식회사 now set as the film's principal financier, South Korean distributor and international sales agent. Stillking Films is the line producer in the Czech Republic, where it shot largely in the Barrandov Studios.
Snowpiercer's budget is now set at close to $40 million, making it more expensive than CJ's My Way 마이 웨이 (2011), but still significantly less expensive than the official $80 million budget of Showbox/Mediaplex's D-War 디워 (2007), directed by SHIM Hyung-rae 심형래 | 沈烔來.