[Movies] Snowpiercer Director Comments On Edits By The Weinstein Company
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.29.2013
He's okay with it...
In an interview with MSN, Snowpiercer director Boon Joon Ho commented on the edits he was required to make for the film's American version by The Weinstein Company. He will be flying to France in late October to promote the film as it tours the world. Other locations it will premiere in (minus Joon Ho) include Denmark on August 29, Greece, Russia and more European countries. France previously gave great reviews to his films The Host, Memories of Murder and Mother.
At a press event on August 27, he said of France: "I'm a director much loved in France. I'll be flying to France soon for promotions. I've set up a lot of interviews too."
He will then go to Japan and other countries to continue the promotion.
While no release date has been set, the American premiere has drawn interest due to the edits made for that version. The Weinstein Company has had problems with directors in the past over editing their films.
Joon Ho added: "I came here after editing for the American version. I've never produced a new version for overseas premieres, and this is the first time I'm making a new version. Weinstein is actually being pretty soft toward editing, probably because it's noticed how critics have praised the film and know how angry movie fans get over new edits. They even asked me which parts I want to include in the film."
The film was sold to 167 countries before its premiere and is expected to pass 9 million dollars in Korea.