The Host Director Bong Joon-Ho Chats About His Upcoming Sci-Fi Project, Snow Piercer

Along with Park Chan-wook, Bong Joon-ho is one of the many great cinematic talents that heralded a new wave of film-making from South Korea. He's perhaps most famous for his brilliant family-centered monster film, The Host, and his previous effort Memories of Murder breathed new life into the police procedural. While doing rounds for his latest film, Mother, Joon-ho chatted with Frosty at Collider about his next project, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film entitled Snow Piercer—an adaptation of the French graphic novel, Le Transperceneige. The project was formerly titled Transperceneige, and is being produced by Chan-wook.

At first glance, this project reminds me a lot of the setup for Blindness, and I hope it ends up better than Fernando Mereilles' attempt at this sort of story. Joon-ho is a much more focused filmmaker, and he's been getting better with every film—which is more than I can say for Mereilles at this point. Blindness relied far too heavily on shock and plumbing the depth of human depravity without really having a point. Luckily, those aren't mistakes I can see Joon-ho making with his film.

You can catch the full video interview over at Collider.