A couple of weeks ago director Scott Derrickson revealed that he has exited TNT’s Snowpiercer TV series due to having “a radically different vision” to new showrunner Graeme Manson (Orphan Black) for the snall screen adaptation of Bong Joon Ho’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi film.
Well, The Wrap has now revealed that British TV director James Hawes has now boarded the project, and will oversee reshoots on the pilot, as well as serving as co-executive producer on the show.
Hawes has extensive TV experience, having directed episodes of Black Mirror, Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful, The Alienist, Merlin, Genius and The Mist.
Snowpiercer takes place in a post-apocalyptic future, some 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.
Featuring in the cast of the pilot are 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.