After numerous delays and the threat of a Weinstein-supervised trim to appease fly-over state audiences in America, Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer is finally primed to be released into American theaters in its original cut. To hype the film up (and ride on the coattails of star Chris Evans’ recent mega-hit Captain America: The Winter Soldier), The Weinsteins have smartly released a new red-band trailer, highlighting some of the picture’s nastier moments.
Looking bleak and gritty, Ho’s latest is a dystopian tale of class warfare set in the near future, where the remnants of humanity ride a massive train following an apocalyptic global warming incident. And while it’s certainly tame for a red-band, this new spot sports some serious tension and promises more than a few moments of intense action.
The cast for Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer includes Chris Evans, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, and Kang-ho Song (good God, what a cast). It premieres in the US in select cities on June 27. From the looks of it, this one needs to be experienced on the big screen to take in all of director’s trademark attention to detail.