Sci-fi drama Snowpiercer filming in Vancouver

A TV drama version of 2013 dystopian sci-fi movie Snowpiercer will film in Vancouver until the end of this year.

A TV drama version of 2013 dystopian sci-fi movie Snowpiercer will film in Vancouver until the end of this year.

The original movie featured Chris Evans, John Hurt and Jamie Bell (pictured) and is set on a frozen future Earth where the last remnants of humanity are crowded together on a socially-divided train that moves perpetually around the world on a specially-built track.

Sci-fi drama Snowpiercer filming in Vancouver
Snowpiercer

Directed by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, the movie was made as a Korean-Czech co-production. Ultimately the film ran into distribution complications and remains unavailable in the UK.

The new TV series is being produced by US network TNT and will be launched on Netflix internationally.

“I’m a personal fan of Bong Joon-ho’s epic film and jumped at the chance to honour his original vision, yet expand upon the world and characters with a diverse, award-winning cast,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice-president of original programming for TNT, when the series commission was first announced earlier this year.

“Science fiction is the perfect genre to examine issues of race, class, gender and natural resources with thought-provoking and exciting storytelling. Snowpiercer will explore those relevant issues while embarking on a wild, action-filled ride.”

Vancouver is one of the top location filming hubs in North America. Nearly 300 productions that shot in British Columbia in the last financial year were international or originated from elsewhere in Canada.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in British Columbia.

Main page image: iStock.com/MysticEnergy. Article image: Radius/TWC

Sci-fi drama Snowpiercer filming in Vancouver
Snowpiercer

A TV drama version of 2013 dystopian sci-fi movie Snowpiercer will film in Vancouver until the end of this year.

The original movie featured Chris Evans, John Hurt and Jamie Bell (pictured) and is set on a frozen future Earth where the last remnants of humanity are crowded together on a socially-divided train that moves perpetually around the world on a specially-built track.

Directed by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, the movie was made as a Korean-Czech co-production. Ultimately the film ran into distribution complications and remains unavailable in the UK.

The new TV series is being produced by US network TNT and will be launched on Netflix internationally.

“I’m a personal fan of Bong Joon-ho’s epic film and jumped at the chance to honour his original vision, yet expand upon the world and characters with a diverse, award-winning cast,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice-president of original programming for TNT, when the series commission was first announced earlier this year.

“Science fiction is the perfect genre to examine issues of race, class, gender and natural resources with thought-provoking and exciting storytelling. Snowpiercer will explore those relevant issues while embarking on a wild, action-filled ride.”

Vancouver is one of the top location filming hubs in North America. Nearly 300 productions that shot in British Columbia in the last financial year were international or originated from elsewhere in Canada.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in British Columbia.

Main page image: iStock.com/MysticEnergy. Article image: Radius/TWC

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