Snowpiercer Director Talks Cuts to North American Version of Film


Recently The Weinstein Company announced that they would be editing the upcoming film, Snowpiercer which pissed off fans and critics alike (including myself). They announced their plans to cut 20 minutes from the North America version of the film because they felt our audiences wouldn’t be able to understand the full film. After widespread outrage, they have changed the plan slightly.

Director Bong Joon-ho spoke at a press conference in Korea yesterday. He said,

“I came here after editing for the American version. I’ve never produced a new version for overseas premieres, and this is the first time I’m making a new version. Weinstein is actually being pretty soft toward editing, probably because it’s noticed how critics have praised the film and know how angry movie fans get over new edits. They even asked me which parts I want to include in the film.”

Let’s hope the editing is minor in the very least though I surely hope an unedited version will eventually be released.

Snowpiercer is 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.

A North American release date has STILL yet to be set.

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