Bong Joon-ho‘s long brewing Dystopian thriller set in a much colder world than our own, ‘Snowpiercer‘, has finally received it’s US release date. After a lot of controversy about The Weinstein Co. decision to cut the film, it was finally decided what would get released in the States and now we know when.
For those who have been eagerly awaiting a chance to see the film you will only have to last until June 27th, 2014 to get your eyes on it! I’m sure it’ll do great being set against the release date of ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction‘. On the flip side, after the winter we’ve been having this year, I’m sure many of even us wouldn’t mind putting off seeing a film set in a snow covered world for a little bit longer.
Most of the early attention on this film didn’t come from how well it did in South Korea but from the uproar about Harvey Weinstein wanting to cut 20 minutes from Bong Joon-ho‘s film. Not only was the director and critics annoyed, but even star Chris Evans was vocal about the movie being kept intact. Thankfully cooler heads prevailed and when we have a chance to see the film, it’ll be in all of its original glory.
‘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.
‘Snowpiercer’ stars Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song, and Ko Asung and opens in the US on June 27, 2014.