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Bong Joon-Ho Says Director's Cut Of 'Snowpiercer' Tested Higher Than Weinstein Edit, Still Negotiating Final Version

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2013 9:03 AM
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With cast members Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, along with screenwriter Kelly Masterson (in addition to the rest of the internet) airing their concerns about a potentially edited version of Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" getting a U.S. release (as well as in a strong handful of international territories), the filmmaker has yet to address his battle with Harvey Weinstein over the edit or his movie. Until now. The folks over at Twitch have managed a chat with the filmmaker who opens up about what kind of changes he's being asked to make, and how things have played out so far.

Bong Joon-Ho To Produce Korean Sea Thriller 'Haemoo,' Authors Of 'Snowpiercer' Novel Discuss American Cut

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 1, 2013 12:21 PM
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Chris Evans, Snowpiercer
No matter the extent to which director Bong Joon-ho is collaborating with Harvey Weinstein on cutting his sci-fi thriller “Snowpiercer” (our review) for U.S. release (now pushed to 2014), it's clear he's hasn't let the hold-up slow him down for future projects. The start of this month saw Bong discussing his next likely directorial effort “Okja," a U.S. and Korea-set film about “a very unique woman,” and now he's settling into a producer role for a project that brings together some of his former collaborators.

Quentin Tarantino Compares Bong Joon-Ho To Steven Spielberg, Explains Why He'll Never Make A Serial Killer Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2013 9:25 AM
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What are you doing this weekend? Just the usual right? Getting groceries, paying bills, catching up with "Top Chef"... But if you're Quentin Tarantino, and you find out that Bong Joon-ho will be appearing at the Busan International Film Festival, well you can just get on a plane and drop by. And that's just what he did. Already in the region, taking home a statue earlier in the week at Macau's Huading Awards, he popped on over to Busan afterward. And he wasted no time in praising the Korean filmmaker, participating in an interview with the filmmaker at the fest.

'Snowpiercer' Director Bong Joon-Ho's Next Film Likely To Be Korea-Set 'Okja'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 10, 2013 9:01 AM
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Bong Joon-Ho Snowpiercer
While The Weinstein Company outlines exactly what manner of compromised cut they will inflict upon Bong Joon-ho and his upcoming “Snowpiercer,” we can't blame the director for wanting to move swiftly on to his next project and away from frustrating negotiations. Luckily, the talented filmmaker is flooded with potential follow-ups—having pondered offers from within Korea as well as Hollywood—and while he seems confident on which one will likely be next, Bong is eager to scale down tremendously for it.

Bong Joon-Ho Says U.S. Version Of 'Snowpiercer' Won't Be A Director's Cut

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 7, 2013 3:31 PM
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Bong Joon-Ho Snowpiercer
Back in August some news surfaced to the horror of Bong Joon-ho fans everywhere; that The Weinstein Company were looking to slice and dice his upcoming "Snowpiercer" by upwards of twenty minutes. While many collectively freaked, the director himself at first remained diplomatic on the matter, calling the changes "pretty soft," even as cast members Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton were a bit more vocal about their worries. But now it seems the gloves are officially off, and those looking forward to the apocalyptic thriller have genuine reason to be concerned.

Watch: 2 New Trailers For Bong Joon-Ho's Apocalyptic 'Snowpiercer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2013 2:24 PM
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As the fate is still yet to be determined as to which version of Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" we'll get stateside, France is gearing up to get the movie next month in its original form, and thus the promo gears are turning abroad. And today brings with it a couple more trailers for the movie.

Tilda Swinton Stokes The Flames Of 'Snowpiercer'-Gate; Bong Joon-Ho Says Nothing Finalized

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 7, 2013 1:12 PM
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Snowpiercer, Tilda Swinton
Jumping to conclusions before the facts are in is par for the course these days. As is the blind leap to vilify Harvey Weinstein over anything mildly controversial that he has even dared look sideways at (though yes, his track record is poor, but generally the dude knows what he’s doing), but at the Deauville American Film Festival in France, actress Tilda Swinton made some pointed, not-so-exactly subtle remarks about the brouhaha brewing over Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's upcoming Weinstein sci-fi thriller, "Snowpiercer."

The Weinstein Company Reportedly Wants To Melt 20 Minutes Off Record Breaking Hit 'Snowpiercer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2013 9:18 AM
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While we continue to wait for a U.S. release date for Bong Joon-ho's post-apocalyptic "Snowpiercer," it's smashing records at home. It reached 1 million viewers in less than two days in release, breaking a previous record set by the director's "The Host," and becoming the first film to do so in South Korean history. And yet, while the picture seems to doing just fine overseas, Harvey Weinstein reportedly wants to make some changes before he drops it in English speaking territories.

First Rave Reviews Roll In For 'Snowpiercer' Along With An Animated Prequel Short Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2013 9:16 AM
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Snowpiercer, Jamie Bell
While The Weinstein Company continues to keep Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" on a still undetermined place on their future slate, the movie is gearing up to open in South Korea. We've already seen a good handful of teasers, pics and previews of the movie, but finally some folks seen the film in its entirety. Yes, the first couple of reviews are in and it looks like the director of "The Host" and "Mother" has hit a homerun.

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...

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