‘Doctor Strange’ Director Starts Filming ‘Snowpiercer’ Series | TV News


Another film-to-TV adaptation is under way. Director Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange, Sinister) has begun filming the pilot of the Snowpiercer TV series for TNT.


The series is technically an adaptation of the French graphic novel La Transperceneige, by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette, but is headed into production after the success of the 2013 film of the same name, which was directed by Bong Joon-Ho and starred Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton.


The story imagines a new ice age where mankind survives onboard a massive train run by a perpetual motion engine, with carriages dividing people by class. The closer to the front of the carriage, the better your life becomes.


Joon-Ho will executively produce the series, which will star Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner and Alison Wright. The pilot episode has been written by Josh Friedman (The Sarah Connor Chronicles).


As a series, Snowpiercer has a chance to work where many previous TV versions of films have failed. The film naturally had to cram in plenty of story from the source material into a consumable film length, so the series should have ample opportunity to explore the deeper nuances of this futuristic society and how people cope within the confines of the train.


The series currently does not have a premiere date.



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