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"Snowpiercer" is Barreling Toward Television

"Snowpiercer," director Bong Joon-ho's South Korean sci-fi action film, is being adapted for television.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tomorrow Studios has optioned the rights to the film. Josh Friedman ("Sarah Connor Chronicles," "War of the Worlds") is set to write the script.

The 2013 film, which starred Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, is itself based on "Le Transperceneige," the 1982 post-apocalyptic French graphic novel by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette.

"Snowpiercer" is set in a future where an environmental catastrophe has induced planet-wide ice age, forcing the last remnants of humanity onto a 1,000-car train that travels the globe. A rigid class system forces the lower classes into the end of the train while the elite enjoy the relative luxury of the front, leading to a violent revolution.

Bong and the film's Dooho Choi and Chan-wook Park will serve as executive producers alongside Tomorrow Studios' Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements.

Produced for an estimated $40 million, "Snowpiercer" grossed $86.8 million worldwide.

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