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This Comic Film Has Received English Translation After 30 Years

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jan 29, 2014 • References: imdb and coolhunting
'The Snowpiercer: The Escape' is a comic film based in a French graphic novel. The film adaptation will soon release in the US thanks to the English translation it received after 30 years.

Created in 1982, French sci-fi comic 'Le Transperceneige' would have remained in obscurity had film director Bong Joon-Ho not walked into a comic book shop in Seoul and devoured all three volumes in the store. Within the black and white illustrations, a post-apocalyptic world, frozen over by ice and snow is revealed.

The only human survivors are aboard a train called the Snowpiercer, which circles the planet. Class segregation still exists among the train, and the inequality between the elite and the impoverished is stark. No superheroes are present in the film, rather, just people trying to stay alive, along with one who dares to unravel the mysteries of the train.