Snowpiercer could be barreling toward the small screen.
Tomorrow Studios announced on Wednesday that it has optioned the rights to adapt South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie as a television series.
Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) is attached to write, with Bong, Dooho Choi, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements executive producing.
Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige and released in 2014 in the U.S., Snowpiercer is set in a new ice age in which the only apparent life survives aboard a train that perpetually circumnavigates the globe.
The film marked Bong’s English-language debut and featured an international cast including Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, and Song Kang-ho. Although it was not a box office hit in the U.S., it received excellent reviews, performed well on VOD, and grossed $82 million overseas.
“I’m a huge fan of director Bong’s films, especially Snowpiercer,” Friedman said in the announcement. “It’s great the way the best sci-fi is great — thoughtful, political, funny, scary, and sly. And it’s on a train. A big f—ing train. What more could you want?”
Watch the theatrical trailer for Snowpiercer above.