If you've been reading Kotaku and paying attention to the stuff that a lot of our writers like, you've probably watched Bong Joon-ho's terrific post-apocalyptic train-tale Snowpiercer. And while the film's allegory was likely pretty obvious to anyone who was paying attention, it was often conveyed in some smart,…
I'm pretty sure the developers at Blizzard liked Snowpiercer a lot, because one of the new dungeons in the upcoming expansion will be something similar. Most of the time we'll be fighting on a huge, moving train of the Iron Horde.
Snowpiercer, it seems, is fantastic. The movie debuted in South Korea last summer and is finally opening in North America later this week. Before filming started, the cast and crew held a traditional ritual with pig's head—but with a slight twist. A digital twist.
Snowpiercer is a very, very good movie. It's not an original concept, though, being based on 1982 French comic Le Transperceneige. Which, despite being regarded as something of a cult classic, has only now been translated into English.
Imagine the claustrophobia and last-man standing dystopia of Battlestar Galactica married to the comedic oppression of Terry Gilliam's Brazil. Now imagine all of that is stuck on a train. That's Snowpiercer.