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‘Snowpiercer’ Trailer: The Chris Evans Film Finally Comes to America [NSFW]

After a drawn-out battle over which cut would play stateside, Korean director Bong Joon-ho‘s ‘Snowpiercer,‘ which stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Alison Pill and John Hurt, is finally coming to America this summer, and now there’s a new red-band trailer to promote its arrival.

‘Snowpiercer’ was completed in 2013 and released in Korea last August, but — though the film was a blockbuster there — it was purchased by The Weinstein Company, who thought the film was too long at 126 minutes (a running time that isn’t too egregious considering most summer blockbusters run closer to two-and-a-half hours these days). The Weinsteins had success convincing Wong Kar-Wai to trim his film ‘The Grandmaster’ by over 20 minutes, so there was hope that Bong Joon-ho (who previously directed ‘The Host’ and ‘Mother’) would concede. He did not, and so the film was delayed for over a year.

But perhaps that was for the best as the film stars Chris Evans, whose stock has risen with the recent release of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ though ‘Snowpiercer’ is obviously R-rated, going by this trailer, so perhaps that will keep away some curious Cap fans. It also seems to be very class conscious, which reminds us of ‘Elysium,’ though hopefully this won’t be as ham-handed.

‘Snowpiercer,’ based on the French graphic novel ‘Le Transperceneige,’ takes place in a future where global warming has left the world in an icy tundra. The remaining population boarded a train that travels around the world through the use of a perpetual-motion engine as a last means of survival, but class warfare eventually breaks out as the rich are kept in prime living conditions while the less fortunate remain in squalor.

‘Snowpiercer’ hits theaters in limited release on June 11.

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