Speaking with our friends at Collider, star Chris Evans had this to say about the reported cuts:
“I’ve not spoken to him (Weinstein) yet, but it was certainly a topic of discussion over in Korea. I love the movie. I’ve only seen the whole 125 minute version and it’s beautiful, it’s just beautiful. I love Bong and Tilda Swinton is not human, but I’ve heard he’s looking to cut some things down. It’s tricky…This is the tricky part about making movies. There’s usually a method to Harvey’s madness. I just got back from Korea so I want to go in and see, I’ve got to see a lot of things and I’d love to have a discussion with him, it’s one of those things that’s just tricky.”
The film, based on the French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige,” 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 Snow Piercer, 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.
Chris Evans, Song Kangho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Brewmner, Alison Pill, John Hurt and Ed Harris star in the thriller. A North American release date has yet to be set.