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Snowpiercer to be adapted as television series

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Joon-ho Bong's post-apocalyptic indie thriller Snowpiercer is headed to television.

The rights to the thriller, which starred Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, were optioned by Tomorrow Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with showrunner Josh Friedman (Sarah Connor Chronicles) attached to helm the project.

The movie follows the last remaining group of human beings on Earth who live on a constantly moving train. Within the train, however, is where the drama lives as this large body of people try and operate within the class system they create for themselves.

Talking to the magazine, studio head Marty Adelstein said he was excited to bring Bong's vision to the small screen and felt Friedman was the "ideal person to create a massive new world in this adaptation." Adelstein added that he believed the "high-concept" project would completely revolutionize and reimagine television.

Although there aren't too many details about the series available just yet, Bong is set to join as an executive producer alongside the film's original producer, Chan-wook Park.

Snowpiercer made $4.5 million at the domestic dox office upon a limited release, but grossed $86.8 million worldwide after the film was made available on streaming and on-demand services.

Hailed by critics, it was considered one of the best films of 2014 and picked up multiple award nominations during its original run.

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