Korean director Bong Joon-Ho’s upcoming blockbuster “Snowpiercer” has been sold to 167 countries, the film’s promoter said on Tuesday.
CJ E&M said through a press release that the film, set to open in Korean theaters on August 1, has taken the record as the Korean film to be sold to most number of countries.
The film can be watched in 167 countries including the U.S., France, England, Canada, Australia, and Scandinavia, earning it over 20 million U.S. dollars, which is a similar to total amount that Korean films make from exports overseas annually, the promoter added.
An official with CJ E&M told TenAsia over the phone separately that actress Tilda Swinton and actor Chris Evans, starring in “Snowpiercer,” are most likely to visit Korea soon to attend the film’s premiere and red carpet event in Seoul on July 29.
The film, set in AD 2031, revolves around a train’s passengers who are the only survivors on Earth and they believe that if the trains stops, mankind will come to an end.
Korean auteur Park Chan-Wook took part in the global project as a producer while CJ E&M funded the project with a budget of 45 billion won, or approximately 39.8 million U.S. dollars.
A PARTIAL TOUR OF THE INTERIORS OF THE SNOWPIERCER
(beginning from the Tail Section up to the Classroom Section in the Front)
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Seriously cannot wait for this film to slay me so fucking hard when it hits my local theater. And still smh at the Weinstein Company for cockblocking the release date for the U.S.