Korean cinema got a big boost last year thanks to the incredible success of Bong Joon-ho Parasite at the Oscars 2020, and as a result, a lot of people got to experience Yeon Sang-ho Train to Busan: a 2016 zombie flick that is without a doubt one of the best examples of the horror subgenre in the modern era. It’s a movie that’s actually very easy to find, as it’s currently airing on multiple platforms, but Hollywood is gearing up to double its popularity with an upcoming remake – and now this remake has found a director to take on. bar.
News of this development comes to us from Deadline, which says New Line is currently in negotiations with Timo Tjahjanto as director of the new. Train to Busan. The filmmaker is a veteran of the horror genre, having previously directed segments for anthology films V / H / S / 2 and The ABCs of death as well as the functionalities May the devil take you and May the devil take you too. He’s also well versed in the acting business, having directed the 2016 film. Head shot and the original Netflix The night is coming for us in 2018. All this story should serve him well in the realization of the remake of zombies.
The original Train to Busan tells the story of a workaholic father (Gong Yoo) who begins the story by taking his young daughter by train to the Korean city of Busan so that she can celebrate her birthday with her mother. Sadly, this trip coincides with the time of a chemical factory leak that creates swift and infectious zombies. An infected person gets on board before transforming into an insane monster, and the passengers must work together to survive and move around in the cars so that they don’t transform themselves.
The film is an intense and insane race and has proven to be a worldwide success. It didn’t do much in theaters business in North America, earning just over $ 2 million nationally, but tickets sold globally added an additional $ 90 million to that total. A direct sequence of Train to Busan, entitled Train to Busan: Peninsula, was released last year, but it didn’t do the same kind of activity, grossing $ 42.7 million worldwide (obviously the pandemic was a big factor as well).
Gary Dauberman, who is best known for Annabelle comes home, THIS, and IT Chapter Two, writes the screenplay, and James Wan is on board as a producer through his Atomic Monster banner. It is clear that there is still a lot of work to be done before the Train to Busan remake is ready to rise, but landing a director is obviously a big step forward.