[PHOTO] Director Bong Joon-ho Excited about His New Film "Snowpiercer"

Korean director Bong Joon-ho speaks at the press conference for “Snowpiercer” held in Seoul, Korea on July 29, 2013 [TenAsia/ Gue Hye Jung]

Director Bong Joon-ho’s global film project “Snowpiercer” has surpassed the four million mark in terms of audiences in the shortest time period in Korean film history.

The big-scale film set a new record on Tuesday afternoon after drawing in over an accumulate four million moviegoers in only seven days of its opening last Wednesday, according to the pic’s distributor CJ Entertainment.

This is one day shorter than the record previously held by Hollywood blockbusters “Transformers: Dark Of The Moon,” “Iron Man 3” and home-grown box office hit “The Thieves” and “Secretly Greatly.”

The SF action film, in which CJ invested some 40 million U.S. dollars which is the biggest amount for a Korea-produced film, is now 2 million audiences away from reaching its break-even point after selling its rights to a whopping 167 countries.

Starring renowned actors Chris Evans, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton and top Korean talent Song Kang-ho, the star-studded film was one of the most anticipated big screen projects this year.

Set in AD 2031, “Snowpiercer” is a tale about the last train on Earth and a group of passengers in its tail section, who rise in rebellion to put an end to their long suppression.

Reporter. Lee Hye Ji hjlee@tenasia.co.kr
Photographer. Gue Hye Jung photonine@tenasia.co.kr
Editor. Jessica Kim