TNT ‘Snowpiercer’ Sets Daveed Diggs to Star, ‘Doctor Strange’ Director
We’re rightfully wary of a TV version of Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer, but it may be time to get on board. Not only will Hamilton alum Daveed Diggs lead the new series, but none other than Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson will take the controls.
In addition to directing TNT’s new take on the 2013 South Korean sci-fi film, Derrickson will executive produce with Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles writer Josh Friedman. The hour-long pilot will see original director Bong and co-producer Dooho Choi executive producing alongside Lee Tae-hun, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, and feature producer Chan-wook Park.
Here’s how Diggs’ character is described:
Diggs will star as Layton Well, a prisoner barely surviving the harsh conditions in the tail end of the train. A quiet thinker who spends his days sniffing the industrial-waste-turned-drug Chronole and tending to his cage full of rats, Layton becomes a reluctant participant in a struggle that could upend life on the train.
And the overall synopsis:
Snowpiercer is a futuristic thriller 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 in this riveting television adaptation.
The 2013 film starred the likes of Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, John Hurt and Allison Pill. You can watch the original trailer below, and stay tuned for more on TNT’s Snowpiercer.