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Snowpiercer Director Bong Joon-ho Handled The American Edit, So We Can All Relax A Little
The film is set on a speeding, perpetual motion-powered train called the Snowpiercer that runs non-stop through all parts of a world following the beginning of a man-made Ice Age. As time passes, those inside the train fall into a class system. The lower class riders in the back of the train start a revolution to take control of the engine and drama ensues.
The Weinsteins Think Americans Are Too Dumb For Bong Joon-ho's Version Of Snowpiercer
Beyond smashing Korean box office records, Snowpiercer has received very positive early reviews from outlets like TwitchFilm, The Hollywood Reporter, and Variety - all of which are run by non-invalid English-speaking people – yet TWC wants to butcher 20 minutes from the film, knocking its story-heavy 126 minute runtime down to a more action-oriented 106 mins.
Chris Evans Stares Down A Train Filled With Baddies In Snowpiercer Trailer
What you’ll notice in the clip, however, is the presence of Chris Evans in a non-Captain America role. Which is interesting, because Evans usually tows the party line that he does Marvel movies to fund the non-superhero films … and yet Snowpiercer looks like it will rely on him kicking ass and taking names—only without a shield or a mask.
Chris Evans Revolts In Snowpiercer Trailer
Next up in Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, the clean-shaven star has no superpowers, a gruff beard, but the same drive to change the world for the better. In this case, it means toppling the cruel class system that divides the passengers of the titular train.
Chris Evans And More Ravaged By End Of The World In Snowpiercer Character Posters
Moviegoers around the world know Chris Evans as the clean-cut titular hero of Captain America: The First Avenger, but this character poster for his Avengers follow-up Snowpiercer shows a bearded and brooding side to the actor we've never seen before.
Chris Evans Looking Miserable In First Images From Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer
The first batch of clever promotional material that Snowpiercer has to offer comes in the form of passports for its miserable looking characters, and they perfectly portray the dark, dreary and mysterious tone the film seems to exude.
Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer Gets Its First Official Poster
Trains have played a central part in some of cinema’s most engaging mystery thrillers. A short list would read Sidney Lumet’s Murder on the Orient Express, Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, and Brad Anderson’s Transsiberian. No matter how long that list gets, however, it will never include Joseph Ruben’s Money Train.
See The Bleak Snow-Covered World In Concept Art From Bong Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer
The first picture appears to be a look at the titular train forging it's way through the ruins of our world, which includes a massive, overturned battleship. Next looks to be a peek into the crowded sleeping compartments for the lower classes. And lastly, there's a total counterpoint to the desperation and isolation seen in the first two images.
Ewen Bremner Joins Bong Joon-ho's Snow Piercer
The cast of Bong Joon-ho's post-apocalyptic thriller Snow Piercer has grown by one more notable British actor. Ewen Bremner, best-known for playing the sweet but simple Spud in Trainspotting, has just signed on, joining an impressive ensemble that already includes the beguiling Tilda Swinton, the engaging Jamie Bell, and the legendary John Hurt. This will mark Joon-ho's English-language debut...
Oscar-Nominee Octavia Spencer Joins Snow Piercer
Inspired by the 1970s French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Snow Piercer centers on an eponymous train that houses the last known survivors of a global warming-induced Ice Age. Trapped together in perpetuity, always traveling but getting nowhere, the passengers aboard Snow Piercer eventually develop an unjust class system that soon spurs talk of revolt.
John Hurt Joins Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton In Bong Joon-ho's Snow Piercer
Snow Piercer is already set to be one of the most-anticipated films of 2013 as it continues to collect lauded talent from all around the globe. Aside from Evans, Hurt, and Swinton, The Adventures of Tintin's Jamie Bell is in talks to co-star, and South Korean actor Song Kang-ho, who starred in Joon-ho's The Host and Chan-wook's Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, is also expected to make an appearance.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Screenwriter To Polish Bong Joon-ho's Snow Piercer
Kelly Masterson made his dazzling debut with Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, which was memorably helmed by moviemaking legend Sidney Lumet, yet Masterson has been largely absent from the industry ever since. But after a long winter, he's is plotting his return to acclaim with two more in-development projects. The first is the Tobey Maguire-produced crime-drama Good People, based on the Marcus Sakey novel.
Tilda Swinton And Jamie Bell Could Join Chris Evans In Snow Piercer
Tilda Swinton and Jamie Bell are now in talks for Snow Piercer, a project that also has the distinction of having Chan-wook Park attached as a producer. The movie is set in a world that is covered in ice and snow and follows a group of passengers on a train that must help each other in order to survive. While she is seemingly always in the Oscar race in some capacity or another...
Chris Evans May Lead Bong Joon-ho's Snow Piercer
After you've battled super-powered Nazis with lasers, where do you go from there? If you're an emerging action star looking to avoid being pigeonholed, you seek out a gritty indie. While Captain America: The First Avenger's dashing leading man Chris Evans will reprise the role of patriotic super soldier Steve Rogers this summer in Joss Whedon's much-anticipated The Avengers...