The announcement that The Weinstein Company would be editing their upcoming release Snowpiercer has enraged many critics and fans around the world. Hoping to attract a wider audience, who they believe can’t understand the full film, The Weinstein Company were said to be cutting as much as 20 minutes from the film, but now it appears that may have changed slightly.
Director Bong Joon-ho spoke at a press conference in Korea yesterday and addressed the cuts as being very minor. Here’s his quote from Xin.MSN (via Bleeding Cool).
“I came here after editing for the American version. I’ve never produced a new version for overseas premieres, and this is the first time I’m making a new version. Weinstein is actually being pretty soft toward editing, probably because it’s noticed how critics have praised the film and know how angry movie fans get over new edits. They even asked me which parts I want to include in the film.”