2016 was blessed with one of the most incredible zombie thrillers “Train to Busan”. Starring Gong Yoo in the lead, the South Korean film was internationally acclaimed and went on to be loved by the audience. Rumour has it that it is all ready to get an American remake.
The remake at New Line is becoming the talk of the town as sources revealed to Deadline that Indonesian filmmaker Timo Tjahjanto could potentially helm the project.
James Wan of Atomic Monster’s fame and Michael Clear and Gaumont’s Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian are going to produce the remake along with Coin Operated’s Gary Dauberman. Judson Scott, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee and Johanna Byer are going to be executive producers.
The 2016 zombie apocalypse thriller directed by Sang-Ho Yeon was a hit. So much so that it spawned a sequel, Train to Busan: Peninsula, which was released in 2020.
New Line grabbed the rights to the original hit as soon as it hit the market.
The project teams up New Line with Wan and Dauberman. New Line, who even worked together on The Conjuring universe films. Wan is scheduled to release three films with New Line this year – Mortal Kombat, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and Malignant.
Although “Train to Busan” was a blockbuster, many fans expressed they were not in support of its remake, as they wanted the film to remain unique and amazing. One of the fans tweeted, "Train to Busan does NOT need a remake,” while another said it should remain unique as is and wrote, “Train to Busan does not need a remake!!!! It's already an amazing unique movie don't ruin it!!!"
"To be honest Train to Busan doesn't need any remake because the film itself can stand alone without having other country's version of it," said another in a tweet.