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

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.