Incredible news hit Deadline this Thursday night, as they report that a disagreement between filmmaker and distributor Harvey Weinstein over length and pacing of the Bong Joon-Ho helmed Snowpiercer has been resolved!
Weinstein bought U.S. rights on the movie back in 2012 AFM on the basis of script and some sample footage. A wide release was in the contract, until the director turned in a cut of just beyond two and one-half hours.
The truce is basically that the director keeps the length of his action film but instead of a wide release, it will be a platform release with a roll out. While most of you won’t get to see it in a theater, at least you’ll be able to nab it on VOD presumably day and date.
The film, which stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton and Octavia Spencer, has done well in Korea and France and has gotten strong reviews.
“In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.”