Well it’s been a while since we had anything new to report on Bong Joon-ho’s apocalyptic sci-fi, Snowpiercer, but thankfully that has now changed as a brand new US trailer has been released.
The last we heard on the film was that there had been some disagreements between director and The Weinstein’s, and the film was looking at suffering from twenty minutes of cuts courtesy of Harvey Weinstein. However, Joon-ho stuck to his guns, and critical acclaim from screenings has meant the US will now get the film released in its entirety, but instead of having a big release, the film will now get a much smaller limited release on June 27th.
While not ideal for the films box office revenue, the good news is that the US will get to see Joon-ho’s full vision. At this moment in time it is unknown what version will be released here in the UK, and we are still awaiting a release date, but with the US release not far off, this could mean the UK is set to follow shortly after.
Check out the new trailer below, which is filled with tons of new footage.
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.