Editor's update: When the trailer was first released, much of the dialogue was indecipherable due to the sound mix and compression. It was also a Korean domestic trailer without English subtitles. We have added an updated version of the trailer below (provided by CJ Entertainment), which clarifies most of the dialogue but shows that some of the problems may be endemic - especially Tilda Swinton speaking with false teeth. Can anyone make out what she's saying? Let's hope it's clearer in the final film.
Writer's update: Due to her Yorkshire accent and the throbbing soundtrack, it's true that it's a little hard to understand Tilda's dialogue. But fear not! We've gone ahead and deciphered it for you:
1. Passengers! As in the beginning, I, belong to the front. You, belong to the tail. Keep your place.
2. You people, who were it not for the benevolent Wilford, would have frozen solid 18 years ago today.
3. The engine is sacred, and Wilford is divine! Wilford is merciful.
Just this morning, the Korean distributor CJ Entertainment announced that their long-awaited sci-fi blockbuster Snowpiercer
would be hitting screens on August 1st in Korea. Just a few hours later and we finally get what we've been dying to see: our first real glimpse of the film in what looks to be the film's main trailer.
Expanding on the grimy environs and bedraggled passengers of the futuristic trains' back wagons that we've already seen, this trailer gives us a lot more of Bong Joon-ho's post-apocalyptic extravaganza. Director Bong previously mentioned in interviews that the various sets built for each of the train's sections were uniquely and intricately designed, and we can see what he meant here. Impressive CGI images also show us the exteriors of the train and the precarious icy terrain it rides through.
We also see most of the main characters in action. Chris Evans is in hero mode but it's Tilda Swinton who stands out the most as the oppressive second-in-command, warning the lower-class citizens of the train to stay in line.
Korea will get the film first on August 1st, and while we don't have any additional information on international dates, we've previously been told that most major territories will get the film at some point during the same month.
After waiting so long for some footage, this trailer does not disappoint and the 50 remaining days until its international debut can't roll by soon enough. Check it out now!
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