A movie that chalked up a string of awards, high praise from critics and even a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer is headed to the small screen. The movie is the 2013 science-fiction thriller “Snowpiercer,” directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho and Tilda Swinton.
Variety reports that the adaptation is in development at TNT, which has ordered a pilot from Tomorrow Studios. Josh Friedman is on board as executive producer and writer-showrunner.
The movie “imagines a world in which what remains of humanity lives aboard a train that endlessly circles a frozen Earth, with a brutal caste system enforced through which car a person inhabits,” Variety reports.
Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT, is quoted in the report saying: “‘Snowpiercer’ has one of the most original concepts to hit the screen in the last decade, and it’s one that offers numerous opportunities for deeper exploration in a series format. We look forward to expanding TNT’s relationship with Tomorrow Studios and their take on a world where humanity is pushed to the extreme.”