Weinstein Co. Nabs Rights to ‘The Host’ Director’s Futuristic Thriller

"Snowpiercer" stars Chris Evans and Jamie Bell and is directed by Bong Joon Ho

Last Updated: November 12, 2012 @ 9:44 AM

The Weinstein Company has acquired rights to "Snowpiercer," an action film starring Jamie Bell, Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton.

Getty ImagesIt will handle the post-apocalyptic thriller's rollout in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

The film, which is adapted from a French graphic novel, co-stars Song Kang-ho, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner and Alison Pill. Bong Joon Ho, whose often satiric horror film "The Host" was a critical favorite, directs.

The film is set in a grim future where a failed attempt to stop global warming results in an Ice Age. In the movie, a train of survivors travels around the frosty planet, while a revolution begins brewing.

The Weinstein Company snagged the rights from CJ Entertainment.