Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho has had a big year. His 2019 dark comedy thriller “Parasite” was nominated for over 300 awards, winning almost 200 of them, including Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture. And if you are a fan of his work, there’s a new TV series debuting in May that will be right up your alley.
“Snowpiercer” was Bong’s English-language debut. It premiered in 2014 and starred Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Song Kang-ho, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt, Ed Harris, and Ko Ah-sung as some of the last remnants of humankind who have taken refuge on a massive high-speed train that constantly circles the globe and has saved hundreds of people from the climate change apocalypse happening outside.
The film, based on a graphic novel of the same name, has earned almost $90 million worldwide and has a 94 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Grantland’s Wesley Morris wrote of the movie, “It’s a downbeat spectacle. But very good, unforgettably bizarre, original filmmaking and adventurously explored ideas can leave you feeling high, especially when you don’t know quite how it’s been pulled off.”