'Snowpiercer' Starring Chris Evans gets TV Adaptation by TNT; Series Expected To Discuss More on Themes Of Humanity
Bong Joon-ho's international box office hit "Snowpiercer" will be adapted for the small screen. The film starring Chris Evas has ordered a pilot for its series that would be based on the 2014 film, from Tomorrow Studios.
Standing as the movie's executive producer and writer-showrunner is Josh Friedman. Tomorrow Studios CEO Marty Adelstein, President Becky Clements, Bong, Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun, and Dooho Choi, along with CJ Entertainment would also serve as executive producers.
Executive vice president of original programming for TNT Sarah Aubrey said that 'Snowpiercer' has one of the most original concepts to hit the screen in the last decade and it was offered with numerous opportunities to have a deeper exploration in a form of a series format.
She added that TNT is looking forward to expanding their relationship with Tomorrow Studios and their take on a world where humanity is pushed to their extreme.
Set in a dystopic, modern Ice Age setting, Snowpiercer discussed the brutal caste system enforced to the passengers of the train that endlessly circles the frozen earth. Each car gives what class the person belongs and the movie focused on those who belong in the bottom.
This is not the first project TNT has ordered from Tomorrow Studios. They are also behind "Good Behavior," starring Michelle Dockery and "Let the Right One In," an adaption from its film version. It would be a co-production between Tomorrow and Turner's Studio T.
TNT had a success in adapting films into TV series. Their remake of "Animal Kingdom" had good rating and will return for its second season. Hopes for "Snowpiercer" and "Let the Right One In" are on the strategy of TNT.
The 2014 film, which also stars John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, and Jamie Dornan was held up as a model for new distribution methods in indie film, earning $3.8 million in VOD sales in just its first two weeks available - compared to $3.9 million over five weeks in theaters in US.