Chris Evans isn't afraid to embrace the cold.
The "Captain America" star will trade his shield for a sled as he prepares for the wintry conditions of the icy new thriller, "Snow Piercer," according to Variety.
"Snow Piercer" follows a train full of travelers who struggle to co-exist in a post-apocalyptic world covered in snow and ice. The film marks the U.S. feature debut for Korean director Bong Joon-ho, who made a splash overseas a few years ago with his giant monster movie, "The Host" (which has often be described as "the Korean 'Cloverfield'").
"Oldboy" director Park Chan-wook set to produce the film, which Joon-ho also wrote. Chan-wook just wrapped production on his own domestic directorial debut, "Stoker," which stars Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode and Mia Wasikowska (who is set to star in Spike Lee's American remake of "Oldboy.").
Chris Evans is never one to shy away from "colder" projects, as he's currently shooting the true-life crime drama, "The Iceman," and those who saw Danny Boyle's "Sunshine" know that things sometimes got a little chilly for his astronaut character. This is all a bit ironic for someone who once played the Human Torch in the "Fantastic Four" movies.
"Snow Piercer" is set to commence with production in March, probably somewhere cold. Meanwhile, Chris Evans will next be seen reprising his role as Steve Rogers/Captain America in "The Avengers," opening May 4.