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    Jennifer Connelly Joins “Snowpiercer” Series


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    Jennifer Connelly is set to star opposite Daveed Diggs in the pilot for the “Snowpiercer” TV series adaptation for TNT.

    Based on the acclaimed 2013 Bong Joon-ho film, which itself was based on the French comic “Le Transperceneige,” the futuristic thriller 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. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned.

    Diggs will star as Layton Well, a prisoner barely surviving the harsh conditions in the tail end of the train who becomes a reluctant participant in a struggle that could upend life on the train. 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.

    Scott Derrickson (“Doctor Strange”) is set to direct the project and serve as an executive producer on the series alongside showrunner Josh Friedman (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”).


    The original 2013 movie can be found here....


    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/snowpiercer-2013.2731/
     
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    Derrickson Starts Filming “Snowpiercer” Series


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    “Sinister” and “Doctor Strange” director Scott Derrickson has begun filming on the pilot of TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” the upcoming series adaptation of Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette’s 1982 French graphic novel “La Transperceneige”.

    The comic imagines a new ice age where mankind survives aboard a massive train run by a perpetual motion engine. The property was previously adapted into the 2013 film “Snowpiercer” with Tilda Swinton and Chris Evans.

    Bong Joon-ho, who helmed the film, will executive produce the series version which will star Jennifer Connelly, “Hamilton” star Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso and Sasha Frolova.

    Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) has written the pilot episode script which is said to revolve around an ‘ongoing mystery’.
     
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    “Snowpiercer” Series Loses Its Showrunner


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    Josh Friedman (“Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles,” “Emerald City”), the showrunner of the upcoming TV series adaptation of Bong Joon Ho’s 2014 film “Snowpiercer,” has parted ways with the show’s network TNT.

    Friedman was an executive producer and wrote the pilot which filmmaker Scott Derrickson (“Doctor Strange”) shot last year. Ordered to series by TNT earlier this month, creative differences are being cited as the reason for his exit.

    Like the film, the series is 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, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso and Lena Hall co-star.
     
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    Graeme Manson Is “Snowpiercer” Showrunner


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    “Orphan Black” co-creator Graeme Manson has taken over as showrunner on TNT’s upcoming TV series based on the Bong Joon-ho film “Snowpiercer”. No air date has yet been set.

    The story is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland and centers on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. The original 2013 film, which starred Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, is based on the French comic “Le Transperceneige”.

    Manson replaces Josh Friedman, who developed the drama and wrote the pilot, after Friedman exited the reboot due to creative differences. Friedman later said he was pushed out as the cabler wanted someone “more compliant”.

    Tony winner Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”) stars alongside Jennifer Connelly and Alison Wright. Friedman will continue to be credited as an executive producer despite having left the series.
     
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