Ella / November 12, 2019
There are not so many films in which the cause of the hypothetical death of mankind is a sharp change in climate and the ice age. Not even how you want, but as it should be, because such a development of events is more real than the same zombie apocalypse. One of these films was the 2013 film adaptation of the French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige”, called “Through the Snow” in the national box office. In the second quarter of 2020, we are expecting a TV adaptation in which the concept of the novel and the film does not change. A handful of people who survived the global catastrophe after manipulating the weather took refuge from the permafrost in a constantly moving train. Train cars are filled with different layers of the population, the status of which rises from the tail to the beginning of the train. Representatives of the lower caste are tired of putting up with the enslaving laws of the privileged class, and they are rebelling. There is a long and dangerous journey ahead, full of drama and hardship. Not everyone will reach the goal looming in the distance. The format of the series allows to reveal more widely the life and relations between people forced to live in a confined space, class inequality and hostility of the “well-fed” to the “hungry”.
The hope that the plot of the film will not be repeated word for word remains, because the story can be turned in different directions and made even finer and more unpredictable in the final. The executive producer of the project was the director of the original film “Through the Snow” and Pun Jun-ho, kindly treated in Cannes “Parasites”. Starring Jennifer Connelly, David Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Annalisa Basso, Iddo Goldberg and many others.
Joss Whedon’s first large-scale project for HBO after his attempt to save the Justice League failed on the big screen. The series immediately received an order for ten episodes – a rarity for HBO, who prefer to first assess the perspective on the captured pilot. Perhaps the fact that the prolific Netflix passionately hunted this series played a role, but they did not get an epic sci-fi drama about a group of women with unusual abilities in the 19th century. However, be sure that this is not another superhero show and not female Avengers. The name Whedon refers to people who are not like everyone else, and it would seem that they should not exist, but, nevertheless, exist and win their place in the world. Widon was helped in writing the script by his colleagues in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Whedon himself hastened to call the project the most ambitious of his career. Well, there is no doubt at least in the quality of the production. It is noteworthy that, with rare exceptions, the main cast involved English, Scottish and Irish actors, and the shooting itself took place in London. (OlegD)