According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marty Adelstein’s Tomorrow Studios has optioned the rights to the 2013 movie written and directed by Bong Joon-ho. Set in a post-apocalyptic ice age, the sci-fi action film was based on the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige.
Set in 2031, it followed the only remaining survivors (and the only remaining life left on the planet) on board a train traveling around the globe. An unyielding class system emerges and relegates the lower class to the end of the 1,000-car train, while the elite enjoy a life of luxury at the front. Led by Curtis (Chris Evans), the lower class revolt and become intent on making their way to the front of the train in order to spread the wealth around.
Bong and his co-producer, Dooho Choi, are attached to executive-produce the series with the script being penned by Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, War of the Worlds).
No word yet on when the Snowpiercer TV show will go into production.