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New Images & Concept Art From Bong Joon-ho’s 'Snowpiercer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2013 9:00 AM
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Snowpiercer
A question mark remains stamped on Bong Joon-ho's post-apocalyptic "Snowpiercer." While the film is smashing records in South Korea, and has earned early rave reviews, rumored plans to trim and re-edit the movie have caused concern in many quarters, including from actor Chris Evans himself. The Weinstein Company has yet to set a U.S. release date, and it doesn't look like it will be making its way to any film festivals this fall. So for now, all we can do is look at images and imagine what they might look like with movement.

Watch: Chris Evans Shares Thoughts On Plans To Cut 'Snowpiercer' Plus 3 Mini-Featurettes For The Film

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 14, 2013 9:17 AM
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Already a huge success in his native country, Bong Joon-ho’s post-apocalyptic “Snowpiercer” is still without a stateside released date as its western distributor The Weinstein Company is reportedly looking to — controversially — trim twenty minutes from the film presumably to make it more more palatable to American audiences. Though there hasn’t been any word from Harvey Weinstein himself, the film’s lead actor Chris Evans has weighed in with his thoughts on the proposed changes.

Chris Evans Books '1:30 Train' For His Directorial Debut

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2013 8:58 AM
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It seems almost every actor has a burning desire to direct at some point, and for Chris Evans, it's a gig he's been itching to get for a while now. "I’ve seen movies with the best scripts and the best actors on the planet, and they make shitty movies because they’ve got shitty directors. Something about having the responsibility to tie all of these pieces together, and being able to speak coherently to all of your different artistic people and all of these different departments… I just want to do it so badly." he told AICN in 2011 about his desire to get behind the camera. And now he's going to.

Watch: Destiny Arrives In New Trailer For Bong Joon-ho’s 'Snowpiercer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2013 10:17 PM
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Snowpiercer, Kang-ho Song
With the film getting set to open in South Korea next week, the last marketing push — at least until it comes stateside — is underway for Bong Joon-ho’s post-apocalyptic "Snowpiercer." And now the "final" trailer, at least internationally for the moment, has arrived, giving us one more taste of the upcoming.

New Trailer & Featurettes For From Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2013 11:35 AM
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Snowpiercer
Are you excited for Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer"? Well, of course you are, but it's a bit of bummer for those of us stateside anticipating his star-studded, post-apocalyptic movie. While it gears up to open on August 1st in South Korea, U.S. distributors The Weinstein Company haven't even given the movie a date yet, and we'd wager at this point, it probably won't arrive in theaters until 2014. Fall festival apperances? Perhaps that will be in the cards, though the Weinsteins may also be too busy pushing their awards season slate, so you never know. Sigh. But at least there is still a lot we can look at until then...

Watch: First Trailer For Bong Joon-ho's Post-Apocalyptic 'Snowpiercer' Starring Chris Evans & Tilda Swinton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2013 9:53 AM
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Snowpiercer, Chris Evans
Picked up by The Weinstein Company last fall, rumored for Cannes and generally spending the last few months teasing us with a handful of stills repurposed into posters as well, now comes the first real look at Bong Joon-ho's upcoming, star-studded "Snowpiercer." Was it worth the wait?

New Character Posters For 'Snowpiercer' & 'The World's End' Bring The Apocalypse

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2013 4:02 PM
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The World's End
It seems that if you want some vision of the world coming an end, you have more than a few options at the movies this year; on Wednesday "This Is The End" comes to theaters, and numerous sci-fi blockbusters this summer ("Oblivion," "After Earth") have already tackled apocalyptic visions of Earth forever changed and humanity forced to leave. Some extra posters for a couple of the other flavors of big and scary end-times are here, continuing cinema's determination to make 2013 the year it all ended.

‘Chronicle’ Star Michael B. Jordan Considered For Human Torch In ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 2, 2013 10:52 AM
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According to The Wrap, the first member of the rebooted “Fantastic Four” might be cast – Michael B. Jordan, who co-starred in director Josh Trank’s previous movie, the more-clever-than-it-had-any-right-to-be “Chronicle,” seems to be in contention to play The Human Torch aka Johnny Storm. The reboot is scheduled to hit theaters in 2015.

Review: 'The Iceman' Starring Michael Shannon Is A Tired Take On The Mob Flick

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 30, 2013 7:06 PM
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Are we living in a post-gangster movie age? From the early talkies to the Oscar-winning success of “The Departed,” the genre has been ever-popular and responsible for seminal films from “White Heat” and “The Godfather” to “Goodfellas” and “Pulp Fiction.” But one struggles to think of a standout film in the genre since Scorsese's Oscar winner, with memorable mobsters now coming from television rather than the movies. We’re sure that someone will come along and give the form new life one of these days, but that reinvention of the wheel doesn’t come from Ariel Vroman’s “The Iceman,” which is decent enough, but fails to cover ground that hasn’t already been covered many times before.

New Behind-The-Scenes Clip Shows Tantalizing First Footage From Bong Joon-ho's Post-Apocalyptic 'Snowpiercer'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 29, 2013 9:37 AM
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The summer movie season is nearly upon us, but one of the most hotly tipped summer movies (at least for film fans of a certain ilk) still doesn't have a release date in America: Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi extravaganza "Snowpiercer." The Weinstein Company bought the domestic rights to the movie, which concerns a train traversing a post-apocalyptic, snow-covered earth, and initially had planned to release it this summer, when the movie rolls out globally. But they haven't said much, so god only knows when it will wash up on American shores. Until then, a recently released behind-the-scenes clip (courtesy of The Film Stage) gives us our first look at "Snowpiercer" in motion.

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