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Titan to publish first English translation of ‘Snowpiercer’

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In time for the U.S. theatrical release next spring of the sci-fi action thriller Snowpiercer, Titan Comics will publish the first English translation of Le Transperceneige, the French graphic novels on which the film is based.

Written by Jacques Lob and Benjamin Legrand and illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette, was originally published between 1984 and 2000 by Casterman.

Here’s the synopsis, as provided by Titan: Coursing through an eternal winter, on an icy track wrapped around the frozen planet Earth, there travels Snowpiercer, a train one thousand and one carriages long. From fearsome engine to final car, all surviving human life is here: a complete hierarchy of the society we lost … The elite, as ever, travel in luxury at the front of the train – but for those in the rear coaches, life is squalid, miserable and short. Proloff is a refugee from the tail, determined never to go back. In his journey forward through the train, he hopes to reach the mythical engine and, perhaps, find some hope for the future.”

Snowpiercer, Vol. 1: The Escape will be published on Jan. 29, followed by Snowpiercer, Vol. 2: The Explorers on Feb. 25. You can see the covers and a couple of pages below, along with the trailer for director Joon-ho Bong’s film adaptation, which stars Chris Evans, Alison Pill, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris and John Hurt.

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