'Snowpiercer' Character Posters: Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton in Propulsive Sci-Fi Thriller
7:27 PM PDT 4/15/2013 by Seth Abramovitch
"Snowpiercer," the first English-language film from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho ("The Host," "Mother"), is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an ice age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer -- a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. The sci-fi film, starring a cast of international actors, is slated for a summer 2013 release.
Captain America star Chris Evans sports a beard and black knit cap in the film playing Curtis, a revolutionary.
Ko Ah-sung as Yona
20-year-old South Korean actress Ko Ah-sung made her feature film debut in 2006's The Host, in a performance that director Bong Joon-ho said "showed really mature acting for her age, and that's one of her defining charms as an actress."
Ed Harris as Wilford
Ed Harris plays Wilford, the man who owns and runs the train. "You don’t see me until the end," he told Collider. "There’s a revolution going on with all the poor people that starts in the back of the train and moves its way forward. They finally get up to the front where I’m at."
Tilda Swinton as Mason
Chameleon-like Scottish actress Tilda Swinton is virtually unrecognizable in a dark wig and glasses as Snowpiercer's Mason.
Ewen Bremner as Andrew
Trainspotting star Ewen Bremner, a Scottish actor, plays Andrew, a father who enlists the help of Evans' character Curtis to rescue his kidnapped son.
Jamie Bell as Edgar
British actor Jamie Bell might have gotten his start in 2000's Billy Elliot, but he's taken on more mature roles recently. Before Snowpiercer debuts, he'll next be seen in Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac.
John Hurt as Gilliam
Veteran actor John Hurt, who has starred in sci-fi classics like Alien and 1984, hides beneath a white goatee and spectacles playing Gilliam.
Song Kang-ho as Namgoong Minsu
South Korean actor Song Kang-ho starred previously in Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho's 2006 monster movie, The Host.
Octavia Spencer is Tanya
Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer plays Tanya, a passenger on the Snowpiercer train who joins the revolution to save her son.
First Poster for 'Snowpiercer'
The first teaser poster for the film shows John Hurt's character staring out at a crowded train full of downtrodden survivors of any icy apocalypse.