With actor Chris Evans becoming more and more prevalent nowadays as an action hero, I’m privy to believe we will continue seeing him in larger scale action films in the years ahead. Between this and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he is a name that sells, something that has definitely benefitted director Bong Joon-ho for his latest sci-fi action thriller epic, Snowpiercer.
Of course, despite earning postive reactions from asian cinema fans, film festival goers around the world and audiences in South Korea and France, the film has met some stagnation with English territory distributor The Weinstein Company, as they continue to sit on the film whilst unnecessarily chipping away up to twenty minutes for its own releases in North America and the U.K..
Yes, I know you’re frustrated, and I echo those sentiments wholeheartedly. Perhaps TWC has it that Evans will help sell it too. Although in my humble opinion, considering the public response over the expected duration for its lagging U.S. and U.K. release, there is likely more appreciation for Bong‘s vision as a filmmaker at this point than the Weinsteins are willing to admit.
At any rate, fans will do as they must to get their money’s worth, as fans will be fortunate with in Hong Kong. I know I will at some point.
stars opens in Hong Kong on November 28, 2013
and also stars Sung Kang-ho
, Jamie Bell
, Ewen Bremmer
, Allison Pill
, Tilda Swinton
, Octavia Spencer
, Ko A-sung
, John Hurt
and Ed Harris
. The film offcially released in its pure, director’s cut form on Thursday in France on 300 screens, reportedly setting the record
for the largest Korean theatrical release in the country.
Based on a screenplay by Bong and co-writer Kelly Masterson, Snowpiercer is the live-action adaptation of the French graphic novel, “Le Transperceniege” by Benjamin Legrand and Jacques Lob. Set in the year 2035, a failed attempt to stave off global warming has left Earth covered in extreme cold and snow, forcing remaining survivors on a motion engine-powered mega train that circumnavigates the earth year-round. Ultimately, with a class system dividing the rich and wealthy from the poor passengers in the back of the train, a revolution ensues.
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