The first trailer for Snowpiercer has arrived online. The sci-fi thriller is directed by Bong Joon-ho and stars Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton. It arrives in South Korean theaters on August 1, but unfortunately a U.S. release date has not been announced. The cast also includes John Hurt, Jamie Bell,Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song, and Ko Asung.
Collider reports that Snowpiercer takes place during “a new ice age caused by a failed experiment to stop global warming that killed virtually all life on the planet. The sole survivors live on a train called Snowpiercer—powered by a perpetual machine—who struggle with the class system implemented on the train. The trailer showcases a lot more action than I was expecting as the lower-classes, led by Chris Evans‘ character, attempt a revolution by taking control of the train’s engines. It looks exciting, although I had some difficulty making out Tilda Swinton‘s dialogue partly because of the character’s accent and partly because of the heavy, operatic trailer music.”