The 2013 film Snowpiercer, which starred Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, took place in a post-apocalyptic future where the Earth has almost entirely frozen over. The remnants of humanity live on the Snowpiercer, an always moving bullet train where the wealthy live in the front while the poor are relegated to the tail section. A battle for power ensues between the two classes. Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, the film was met with critical acclaim and a small cult following in the U.S.
Now, the story of Snowpiercer will love on in a new prequel comic. Titled Snowpiercer: Extinction, this prequel comic will takes place before the world froze over to explain what really happened. The prequel will use the same illustrator as the original comic, but will have a new writer.
Le Transperceneige was originally published in 1982. Two sequels were released, one in 1999 and one in 2000. Several re-issues and English translations were made when the film adaptation became popular. A television series has been in development for a while, but there is still no word on when it will debut.
Snowpiercer: Extinction is due to be released in September.
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