In a rare showing of at all agreeable behavior from Harvey Weinstein, the TWC co-founder has at last agreed to domestically release Snowpiercer uncut. Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi film has earned high regard from those who've seen it, and it's already taken in $110 million worldwide. But apparently the cut Bong gave Weinstein ran at just over two-and-a-half hours, so for months there's been a back-and-forth about editing it down to something better suited to the average American tolerance for watching a post-apocalyptic train. Now, according to Deadline, that debate has ended with a surprising win for Bong and the fan-base he's grown through films like The Host and Memories of a Murder.
But, with Weinstein being so adamantly opposed to bullying, he's not going to just sit back and let some ideal of a pure, uncut creative vision push him around without shoving back a little. As such, while there won't be any edits to the film, there will be cuts made to its release. Once scheduled as a wide release, Snowpiercer will now debut in limited venues to potentially be rolled out to the larger market. Also annoying: we still don't have any clue about when that will happen, as there's not yet a release. As with anything involving long train rides in the U.S., just be glad it's amazingly getting here in one piece.