We've been reporting on director Bong Joon-Ho's post apocalyptic thriller Snowpiercer for a long time, and in all that time it never has been given a release date. There's been a bit of drama surrounding the film. Basically, the Weinstein's bought U.S. rights to the film back in 2012 based on a script and and some test footage. The deal that they made included a wide release, but the director turned in a film that was over two and half hours long, and the director wasn't willing to edit it down. So the Weinstein's didn't want to release it.
The two parties recently came to an agreement though, and we will actually get to see this movie in theaters! Basically the director keeps the length and cut of his movie, but instead of a wide release, it will be a limited release with a roll out.
The film stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, John Hurt, and Octavia Spencer. The movie has also been getting amazing reviews internationally.
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.
If you want to watch the most recent trailer for the movie, click here.