One month ago today, it was announced that Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer would debut uncut in America following a very public battle between the director and the distributor over the length of the film. Now, The Weinstein Company's RADiUS-TWC has announced that the film will debut in limited theatrical release on June 24 along with a digital release on the same day.
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.