Fortunately, it seems like we'll finally be seeing Masterson's work on the big screen before too long, as he's just signed on to rewrite the script for a film that might be our most anticipated of 2013. Variety reports that the writer is going to be taking a pass at "Snow Piercer," the film that marks the English-language debut of acclaimed Korean helmer Bong Joon-Ho, director of "Memories of Murder," "The Host" and "Mother."
The film, an adaptation of French graphic novel "Le Transperceneige," is set in a post-apocalyptic ice age, on a train with no destination, where passengers are divided in carriages by class, and was originally penned by Joon-Ho and fellow Korean auteur Park Chan-Wook ("Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance," "Oldboy," the upcoming "Stoker"), with the two also producing together. Masterson will be performing a pre-production rewrite -- we imagine in part to make sure that the English-language dialogue is up to scratch.
If you've been paying attention, you'll know that there's been a flurry of activity in the last few days, with the exciting trio of Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Tilda Swinton coming aboard the project, in addition to Joon-Ho's regular leading man Song Kang-Ho, and more cast members likely to be announced soon. This is one of the rare projects where everything seems to be lining up beautifully, and it can't get here soon enough. Filming starts in March, so we imagine it'll bow at Berlin or Cannes in 2013.