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An interesting twist has taken place in the saga of Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's apocalyptic action-drama "Snowpiercer" and what version American audiences will get to see.

An adaptation of the cult French graphic novel "Le Transperceneige," the story is set in a future in which Earth is in the midst of a new Ice Age. All that's left of humanity is a society living on a perpetual-motion powered train.

As previously reported, The Weinstein Company wants to remove twenty minutes from the film to gear it more towards a U.S. audience and cut down on some of character development in favor of the action set pieces.

Many involved in the film's production, and the critics who've seen it, are not happy with the idea of the cuts. The film's scribe Kelly Masterson told Indiewire: "I'm very proud of the film -- and horrified that Harvey Weinstein doesn't want the »

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