Another hit sci-fi film is making the jump from the big screen to the small one, but it might not be the flick you’d expect.
Deadline reports TNT has ordered a pilot for a television adaptation of Snowpiercer, the 2013 sci-fi flick directed by Bong Joon-ho. The film starred Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, and followed a class warfare battle that rages on a future train in a world that has pretty much frozen solid. Snowpiercer made for a fascinating story, and it could certainly have potential to explore in a cable series.
“Snowpiercer has one of the most original concepts to hit the screen in the last decade, and it’s one that offers numerous opportunities for deeper exploration in a series format,” Sarah Aubrey, EVP Original Programming at TNT, said. “We look forward to expanding TNT’s relationship with Tomorrow Studios and their take on a world where humanity is pushed to the extreme.”
Arguably the best part? The series is being written by Josh Friedman, who created Fox’s fantastic Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. If the series scores a full pick-up, Friedman will stick around as showrunner. Along with The Sarah Connor Chronicles, also held writing duties on the War of the Worlds remake, and the Avatar sequels, so he’s obviously no stranger to the sci-fi genre.
If you need a refresher, check out a trailer for the film below.