The Weinstein Company Acquires Bong Joon-ho's SNOW PIERCER, 2013 Release Planned

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Though the film is still winding its way through post production the reel of footage displayed at the American Film Market was enough to convince The Weinstein Company to move quickly on The Host director Bong Joon-ho's English language debut, Snow Piercer.

Based on French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Bong's film - which boasts Oldboy director Park Chan-wook as a producer - is set in a future Ice Age with the remnants of civilization on board a train traveling the globe. Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Song Kang-ho, John Hurt, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer and Ed Harris are among the passengers.

The Weinstein Company have acquired distribution rights for North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa with a summer 2013 release date being eyed.
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  • It's worth pointing out that the guy who acquired and distributed The Host at Magnolia now runs a division of TWC.

  • Guro Taku

    Good, so maybe in this case they will actually release it sometime soon instead of sitting on it for years while trying to figure out what to do with it or whether to remake it first.

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