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‘Train To Busan’ US remake in the works

‘Train To Busan’ US remake in the works

Screenshot from trailer.

Screenshot from trailer

New Line is in talks with Timo Tjahjanto to direct the English-language remake of the South Korean zombie hit

An American remake of South Korean box office hit Train to Busan is in development, according to a Deadline report. 

The remake of the critically-acclaimed, Korean-language zombie thriller will be helmed by New Line. Horror-action director Timo Tjahjanto (Headshot, The Night Comes For Us, Killers, Macabre) is reportedly in talks to direct the English-language film.

The film’s producers include James Wan (The Conjuring, Annabelle, Saw), Michael Clear, Nicolas Atlan, and Terry Kalagian. Gary Dauberman (It, The Nun) is adapting the screenplay. 

Sang-Ho Yeon’s Train to Busan revolves around a group of citizens attempting to survive a raging zombie apocalypse within South Korea on a high-speed train to Busan. It premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

The film, which garnered Blue Dragon Film Awards and Baeksang Arts Awards in 206 and 2017, also produced a standalone sequel called Train to Busan: Peninsula, which premiered in 2020. –

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