Bong Joon-ho is getting a lot of attention lately, first getting a wad of cash from Netflix and Brad Pitt‘s production company to make his next film, now he’s executive producing the TV adaptation of his last film Snowpiercer with Park Chan-wook (Oldboy).
Tomorrow studios recently secured the rights to the film, hiring Terminator: The Sarah Chronicles writer Josh Friedman to pen the script. “We are very excited to be working with Josh on this incredible story,“, Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein said, “as such a prolific and innovative writer, he is the ideal person to create a massive new world in this adaptation. This is an expansive, high-concept project, and we are thrilled to be a part of reimagining it for television“.
Snowpiercer was a deftly directed train thriller, another showcase of Korean cinema like Bong Joon-ho‘s (and Park Chan-wook‘s) other work. The social class setting for the film is certainly the kind of concept that would work for long threaded storytelling that can be done on television, hopefully without limiting the scale of the original film.