Actor Chris Evans has joined the cast of Snow Piercer for director Joon-ho Bong.

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.

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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.