Director Bong Joon-ho has said that he "has faith" that Harvey Weinstein will abandon his plans for a severe edit of the Korean film, reports The Playlist.
"I stayed in New York for two weeks before coming here to Mar del Plata, mostly because of this matter, and the good news is that after all the speculation and comments about that 20-minute cut, and considering the original version that was released in Korea and France also will be released in Japan and Hong Kong, we have been talking a lot about keeping the original cut for the US release, so what I can say is... have faith," the director said at the Mar del Plata Film Festival this week.
Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans, John Hurt, Kang-ho Song, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell and Ewen Bremner star in the film.
It is set in a future in which a failed experiment to halt global warming has plunged Earth into a new ice age.
The last survivors of the human race live on a train which continuously circumnavigates the globe.
Unhappy with the classist society in which they find themselves, the residents plot revenge against their brutal dictator.
The cast and crew were unhappy at the plans to remove 20 minutes from the director's cut.
Titan Comics is publishing an English language translation of Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand and Jean-Marc Rochette's Le Transperceneige, the graphic novel on which the film is based.
A UK and US release for Snowpiercer is yet to be announced.