Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart Go On In The Run In Red Band Trailer For 'American Ultra' Watch: Jesse Eisenberg And Kristen Stewart Go On In The Run In Red Band Trailer For 'American Ultra' The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival The Top 10 Films Of The 2015 Cannes Film Festival 5 Innovative Ways The Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard 'Macbeth' Differs From Previous Versions 5 Innovative Ways The Michael Fassbender/Marion Cotillard 'Macbeth' Differs From Previous Versions New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Cannes Awards Winners: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' Wins Palme d’Or; Rooney Mara Ties For Best Actress With ‘Carol’ Cannes Awards Winners: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' Wins Palme d’Or; Rooney Mara Ties For Best Actress With ‘Carol’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season 10 Movies Booed At Cannes 10 Movies Booed At Cannes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Watch: John Hurt "Not In Agreement" With 'Snowpiercer' Cuts, Says Harvey Weinstein Doesn't Trust His Directors

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 3, 2014 at 10:18AM

With Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" set to scree at the Berlin International Film Festival shortly, we're likely to continue to hear more concern from the director and cast over their concerns about Harvey Weinstein's desire to edit the film, rather dramatically. Screenwriter Kelly Masterson, and stars Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton have already raised their voices in support of the uncut movie, and now you can add one more to the chorus.
0
Snowpiercer, John Hurt

With Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" set to screen at the Berlin International Film Festival shortly, we're likely to continue to hear more concern from the director and cast over their concerns about Harvey Weinstein's desire to edit the film, rather dramatically. Screenwriter Kelly Masterson, and stars Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton have already raised their voices in support of the uncut movie, and now you can add one more to the chorus.

John Hurt chatted briefly with HeyUGuys at the Critics’ Circle Awards in London, and made his position quite clear when it comes to the post-apocalyptic movie. "It's a wonderful film, I've seen it. And I want it to be shown in the English speaking territories in its full version. And I'm not in agreement with Harvey Weinstein who wants to cut twenty minutes out of it, because I know what he'll cut out," he said.

Hurt continued, adding that while Harvey Weinstein often champions unlikely and adventurous projects, his desire to re-edit movies is "endemic," and that at the end of the day, "he doesn't trust his directors." And while the actor cannot support The Weinstein Company's battle to cut down the movie, he is making clear his belief in "Snowpiercer" in other ways. 

"What I can do is support the Korean [production] company, and Bong Joon-ho, who is a consummate director. It's a wonderful film, and I would had to see it tinkered with," he said.

And while the last we heard from Bong Joon-ho is that the director's cut may ultimately see stateside release, nothing is confirmed. But if you're done with waiting, the English translation of the graphic novel it's based on is now in stores and you can read our review right here.

This article is related to: John Hurt, Snowpiercer


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates