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devilshalo 11-21-16 12:30 PM

Snowpiercer (TNT) - based on the film - S: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs - premieres 5/17/20
 

TNT Orders ‘Snowpiercer’ Pilot from Tomorrow Studios
NOVEMBER 21, 2016 | 09:30AM PT

Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer” will be adapted for the small screen, Variety has learned. TNT has ordered a pilot for a “Snowpiercer” series, based on the 2014 film, from Tomorrow Studios. Josh Friedman will serve as executive producer and writer-showrunner.

The film, which won heaps of critical acclaim, 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. “‘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,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “We look forward to expanding TNT’s relationship with Tomorrow Studios and their take on a world where humanity is pushed to the extreme.”

This is the third project TNT has ordered from Tomorrow Studios, which is headed up by CEO Marty Adelstein and president Becky Clements. Tomorrow Studios is behind the currently airing “Good Behavior,” starring Michelle Dockery, and the recently ordered “Let the Right One In” adaptation that is a co-production between Tomorrow and Turner’s Studio T.

Executive producers for TNT’s “Snowpiercer” project are Friedman, Adelstein, Clements, Bong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun, and Dooho Choi, along with CJ Entertainment.

The 2014 Chris Evans-starrer was held up as a model for new distribution methods in indie film, earning $3.8 million in VOD sales in just its first two weeks available — compared to $3.9 million over five weeks in theaters.

bunkaroo 11-21-16 12:50 PM

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After seeing the movie a second time recently I'm not sure how much staying power it has left. I don't think a drawn out version of the story would be very good but we'll see.

Abob Teff 11-21-16 03:55 PM

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Really enjoyed the movie; not excited by a 13 episode soap opera version.

I have really mixed feelings on all the TV shows ordered from movies. Some work, some don't. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Why So Blu? 11-21-16 04:07 PM

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Hmmm, I love the movie - I guess each episode can focus on a different train cart?

Koby 11-21-16 10:40 PM

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Eh, the movie was alright imo, but it was nothing to write home about.
I may check into this, but I'm not really sure how interesting this could be expanded into a full season.

DVD Josh 11-22-16 05:44 AM

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I agree with Koby the movie is very overrated.

Geofferson 11-22-16 09:10 AM

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I liked the movie. This has potential, though not sure how they're going to approach it.

I will say I'm liking TNT's unexpected projects they're taking on. This, along with Good Behavior (which looks promising) and last year's successful Animal Kingdom, TNT is turning into even more of a destination cable channel for original scripted material.

d2cheer 11-23-16 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by DVD Josh (Post 12952978)
I agree with Koby the movie is very overrated.

Yup. I would not be interested in this at all.

Eric F 11-23-16 09:39 AM

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Casting call for delicious babies going out.

dex14 06-07-17 02:11 PM

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EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Connelly is set to star opposite Daveed Diggs in TNT’s pilot Snowpiercer, a futuristic thriller drama based on the acclaimed 2013 feature by Bong Joon-ho.

The hourlong drama pilot, directed by Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson, is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, and the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. It explores class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival.

Oscar winner Connelly will play Melanie Cavill, a First Class passenger who works as the Voice of the Train – responsible for making the daily announcements over its PA system. Though many in her VIP position are dismissive of the lower class passengers, Melanie is curiously fascinated by them. Diggs plays Layton Well, a prisoner who becomes a reluctant participant in a struggle that could upend life on the train.

Snowpiercer, a co-production between Marty Adelstein/ITV Studios’ Tomorrow Studios, Turner’s Studio T and CJ Entertainment, is executive-produced by writer-showrunner Josh Friedman; director Derrickson; Tomorrow Studios’ Adelstein and Becky Clements; and the original film’s Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

This is a very rare TV gig for Connelly. who had been focused on features since a hot early start as a young girl in Once Upon a Time In America, Phenomena and Labyrinth. In TV, she previously co-starred in Darren Star’s short-lived 2000 Fox drama series The $treet and toplined the 1992 TNT film The Heart and Justice, so this marks her return to the cable network.

Connelly won an Oscar, Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for her performance as Alicia Nash in Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind. More recently, she starred opposite Ewan McGregor in American Pastoral, which marked McGregor’s directorial debut, and Shelter, written, directed and co-starring A Beautiful Mind‘s Paul Bettany. She will soon be seen in the firefighter drama Granite Mountain, with Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges, and the Robert Rodriguez-directed, James Cameron-produced sci-fi epic Alita: Battle Angel, with Michelle Rodriguez, Mahershala Ali and Christoph Waltz. Connelly is repped by CAA and RMS Prods.

Snowpiercer is one of three TNT projects being produced by Tomorrow Studios, the other two being series Good Behavior and the Highland pilot.
http://deadline.com/2017/06/snowpier...ie-1202109045/

Giantrobo 06-07-17 03:10 PM

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Still say "Snowpiercer" sounds like an interracial porn title. That said, no Tilda no sale...

Abob Teff 06-07-17 03:19 PM

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For the longest time I thought the name of the movie was "Snowpiercer Bong". I don't know how long I saw that thread title before I finally clicked on it and realized my error.

Dan1boy 06-07-17 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by koby (Post 12952880)
eh, the movie was alright imo, but it was nothing to write home about.
I may check into this, but i'm not really sure how interesting this could be expanded into a full season.

this

dex14 01-10-18 09:51 AM

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TNT is officially boarding Snowpiercer.

The cabler has handed a 10-episode series order to the futuristic thriller, which is based on the acclaimed 2013 film of the same name. The TV version stars Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly and Hamilton breakout Daveed Diggs.

“I’m a personal fan of Bong Joon Ho’s epic film, and jumped at the chance to honor his original vision, yet expand upon the world and characters with a diverse, award-winning cast,” said Sarah Aubrey, EVP of original programming at TNT. “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.”

Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe.

Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) penned the pilot while Doctor Strange helmer Scott Derrickson served as director. A showrunner has not been named.
http://tvline.com/2018/01/10/snowpie...-daveed-diggs/

TheMovieman 01-10-18 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by dex14 (Post 13242610)

Clearly they didn't listen to the posters here. Lame!

Xiroteus 01-10-18 01:21 PM

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Would they give the tv version a HALLWAY?!?!?!

eXcentris 01-10-18 01:35 PM

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I'd never seen the film and I watched it on my tablet last night on a plane. Liked it, but as others have stated, I'm not sure about expanding this into a series.

davidh777 01-10-18 02:23 PM

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I bought the movie digitally but have yet to watch it. My first thought upon reading the thread title was the Kate Beckinsale garbage. :lol:

hdnmickey 01-10-18 02:32 PM

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Wonder if Connelly will have basically the same role as Tilda Swinton? If so, it seems like a pretty odd choice.

Why So Blu? 01-10-18 03:46 PM

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Loved the movie. I'm hoping this will expand on to what happened (in detail) before the train and as they were building it, etc. Never did read the graphic novel it's based on, though.

dex14 01-22-18 12:06 PM

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TNT has parted ways with Josh Friedman, the showrunner of the TV adaptation of “Snowpiercer,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Friedman was an executive producer on the project and wrote the pilot, which was shot last year. “Snowpiercer” was ordered to series by TNT earlier this month. A source close to the network cited creative differences as the reason.

The series, based on the 2014 Bong Joon Ho film, takes place seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland and centers on a small band of people who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Jennifer Connelly stars as Melanie Cavill, an important first-class passenger and leader who is fascinated by the less fortunate riders on the train. The “Snowpiercer” cast also includes Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand and Lena Hall.

Friedman had a great deal of experience adapting genre properties for TV: He was the showrunner of the 2008-2009 Fox drama “Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles” and an executive producer of NBC’s “Emerald City.” His film credits include “Avatar 2” and “War of the Worlds.”

“Snowpiercer” is a co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner’s Studio T, along with CJ Entertainment. The pilot was directed by Scott Derrickson (“Doctor Strange”), and the series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements, as well as Bong Joon Ho, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.
http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/snow...ve-1202672183/

RichC2 01-22-18 12:19 PM

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Creative Differences probably being "You're going over budget."

dex14 02-27-18 06:30 PM

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Orphan Black co-creator Graeme Manson has been tapped to take over the recently ordered series as showrunner.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...acebook_201227

DJariya 06-29-18 08:58 PM

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https://deadline.com/2018/06/snowpie...on-1202420009/

Scott Derrickson refusing to return for reshoots.

dex14 05-15-19 07:35 AM

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So... this is moving from the drama centric TNT to the comedy focused TBS. -confused- It was also picked up for a second season.
https://tvline.com/2019/05/15/snowpi...ifer-connelly/


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