In an interview with Hye Jean Chung, posted at Filmjourney.org, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (whose MOTHER is currently playing art house engagements in the U.S.) talks up his next project, a science fiction film called SNOW PIERCER, based on a French novel by Jean-Marc Rochette and Jacques Loeb. Says the filmmaker:
It’s a science fiction action film that is set on a train, which is kind of similar to Noah’s Ark, because the film is set in a post-apocalyptic world that is completely frozen over. So the train is filled with survivors, and the dramatic tension arises from the struggles and fights among them.
Bong Joon-ho goes on to say that the film will feature an International cast (Korean, Japanese, French, and American), with about half the dialogue in English.