I feels like I have been talking about Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer for a lifetime, and while sadly here in the UK we await an official release date, our lucky friends in the US now have a diary date to look forward to.
Snowpiercer has been granted a limited release from June 27th. With the film winning praise from all who have seen it, and becoming the top grossing film in South Korea’s history, you might find it a little strange that the English language apocalyptic thriller is getting a limited release.
Unfortunately a long brewing story of Harvey Weinstein wanting to cut twenty minutes from the film is the reason for the limited release, and Weinstein agreed to not cut the film, but instead only give it a limited release in US cinemas. It remains to be seen if that is the plan for here in the UK, but I certainly hope not.
Snowpiercer is written and directed by Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Memories of Murder)
The cast includes Song Kang-ho, Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Octavia Spencer and Luke Pasqualino. Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Thirst, Stoker) produces.
Snowpiercer finally arrives in limited US cinemas on June 27th.
Snowpiercer is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.