By Pierce Conran
Snowpiercer is finally getting a stateside release. The internet is saying June 27th but CJ Entertainment is telling me June, with no day fixed as of yet. If it does open on the 27th it will have to contend with the new Transformers film (and my birthday). As previously reported the film will be screened uncut but rolled out in limited release. However, as The Weinstein Company will release through their label Radius-TWC it may well become available on VOD at the same time.
Though it was originally planned for a global release around August of last year, I am glad that everyone will eventually get to see it and in its intended form. It's hard to say how well it will do but perhaps, going into late summer, when CGI fatigue may have set in, it's not impossible that a discerning audience may seek this out if good word of mouth spreads.
In case you've been living under a rock, Snowpiercer is the brilliant new sci-fi (and English language debut) of MKC fav Bong Joon Ho. It takes place on a train in a future ice age and stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, John Hurt and Song Kang-ho among others.
Here's our review.
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