Bong Joon-Ho to Adapt French SF Comic Le Transperceneige
Since we're waiting for 괴물 (The Host), which is about a month away (in Korea, but of course you can add a few months to that for DVD and overseas theater releases), how about we look at Bong Joon-Ho's future?
In a recent interview the director had with Cine21 (which will be translated for our Press Screening Report of The Host), Bong mentioned a few details about what one of his next films is likely to be (he mentions 차차기작 which would be a follow up to the follow up, so there's something else in between). Seems like Director Bong bought rights to adapt Jean-Marc Rochette and Jacques Loeb's Le Transperceneige, a French SF comic, into a film. The outline is something like this: in a post-apocalyptic world, or what's remaining of it after a world war and glaciation, the few survivors find themselves in Earth's last remaining train, named Transperceneige. The train continues to move following a circle in a desert of snow and ice. And, while the poorest live in pathetic conditions, suffering the cold and hunger, those living in the 'premium class' lust, party and live like Kings. The Transperceneige continues to travel in this vicious circle, but one day one of the 'miserables', Proloff, decides to change status quo, discovering all the secrets behind Earth's last train.
The film will bring back Designer Jang Hee-Cheol, who worked with Bong on The Host. Of course no word on when this will surface, but it looks to be quite the ambitious project, and it might prove to be what finally puts Chungmuro on the SF film map.