Bong Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer to Premiere Uncut in America
February 7, 2014
Deadline is reporting that director Bong Joon-Ho's film Snowpiercer, which was said to be undergoing cuts for its American debut, will instead premiere uncut when it finally gets released later this year. The site does note that the film will no longer receive as wide of a release as initially planned, due to its now uncut status, but will instead begin in limited release and roll out to other markets.
The film, based on the French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige,” 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 Snow Piercer, 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.
Chris Evans, Song Kangho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Brewmner, Alison Pill, John Hurt and Ed Harris star in the thriller.