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‘Snowpiercer’ Animated Short Delivers Prequel To Apocalypse

I can’t even contain my excitement for The Host director Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer, which stars Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Alison Pill, Song Kang-ho, Ewen Bremner and Kenny Doughty. The flick opens in South Korean on August 1st, so while we sit here in the States with our thumbs up our asses, they’re getting al sorts of goods to get the proverbial hype train rolling. For example, check out the awesome new animated prequel that takes us into the storm before the apocalypse.

Based on the French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige,” “Snowpiercer is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snow Piercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.



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