CJ Pumps Another $40 million into Bong Joon-ho's SNOW PIERCER
The pic, based on French graphic novel 'Transperceneige' is being directed by none other than Bong Joon-ho, the filmmaker behind such seminal Korean works as Memories of Murder (2003), The Host (2006) and Mother (2009). As far as the Korean contingent goes, Snow Piercer is also being produced by Park Chan-wook of Oldboy (2003) fame and will star Song Kang-ho and Ko Ah-sung in supporting roles, but that's as far as it goes. The film's main stars are Chris Evans, hot off The Avengers and imposing British thesps John Hurt (Midnight Express, 1979) and Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin, 2011). The film also stars Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer and Ewen Bremmer among others.
Snow Piercer is currently in production at the famed Barrandov studios in Prague and set for release next year. I'm not overly worried about the funding debacle as I imagine it's just a hitch in the midst of a gigantic production.
Thanks to @koreanjase for the tip!