The story is set in a world that is completely covered in snow and ice, and follows a group of travelers trying to co-exist on a train. The project will mark Joon-ho Bong's American directorial debut, after successful Korean films such as The Host and Mother.
Joon-ho Bong will direct from his own original screenplay. Chan-wook Park (Oldboy) is producing through his Moho Films banner. Chan-wook Park will release his own American debut, Stoker, later this year.
Production is scheduled to begin in March.