After parting ways with showrunner Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Emerald City) back in January, TNT’s small screen adaptation of Bong Joon Ho’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi Snowpiercer has hit another snag with Sinister and Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson revealing that he has also left the project.
Posting on Twitter, Derrickson revealed that he’s had creative differences with newly-appointing showrunner Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) and as such, has opted against taking part in extensive and enforced reshoots to the pilot he shot last year.
The 72-page Snowpiercer TV pilot script by @Josh_Friedman is the best I’ve ever read. The feature-length pilot I made from that script may be my best work.
The new show runner has a radically different vision for the show. I am forgoing my option to direct the extreme reshoots.
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) June 29, 2018
Snowpiercer takes place seven years after a new Ice Age has descended upon the world, with the survivors living on a gigantic train that constantly circles the globe. The series stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Lena Hall.