By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire November 12, 2012 at 10:07AM
The Weinstein Company has acquired right in US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zeland and South Africa to "The Host" director Bong Joon Ho's post-apocalyptic action thriller, "Snowpiercer." The film's based off the French graphic novel, "Le Transperceneige," and stars Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer and Alison Pill.
Per the Weinsteins, "'Snowpiercer' is set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews."
“'Snowpiercer' is the amazing vision of Bong Joon Ho. With a stellar cast led by Chris Evans, we look forward to bringing this action-packed thriller to audiences worldwide,” said Harvey Weinstein. “We could not be more excited to partner with CJ Entertainment on this project.”
The deal was negotiated by TWC COO David Glasser, Dan Guando, SVP Acquisitions, and Michal Podell Steinberg, SVP Business and Legal Affairs and Acquisitions; and CJ Entertainment Producer Steven Nam, Co-producer Francis Chung, WME Global Alexis Garcia and Steve Saltzman of Loeb & Loeb.