Chris Evans to star in Bong Joon-ho’s Snow Piercer

Puncture - Chris Evans

The Host posterVariety reports that Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers star Chris Evans is in talks with The Host director Bong Joon-ho for his US debut Snowpiercer.

South Korea’s Joon-ho wrote the script, with Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) producing. Joon-ho’s last film was the highly acclaimed Mother, which picked up a bevy of statues for the film and its star Kim Hye-ja. The trade mag says that Snow Piercer is “Set in a world covered in snow and ice, the story follows a train full of travelers who struggle to co-exist”.

Joon-ho is the latest Korean director to try a US production, with his producer Park Chan-wook’s Stoker due out later this year. Produced for Ridley and Tony Scott’s Scott Free productions, it will star Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew William Goode and Australia’s Jackie Weaver.

Evans got to flex his dramatic chops in last year’s Puncture (pictured), and will next be seen The Avengers. He is also working on The Iceman with director Ariel Vromen.

  • Looking forward to this. Great to see Bong Joon-ho recognised.