The successful South Korean zombie thriller Train to Busan receives an American remake. As Crumpe reports, Indonesian filmmaker Timo Tjahjanto is in talks to direct it. The remake of Train to Busan will be published by New Line Cinema, part of WarnerMedia. Tjahjanto is in negotiations to direct, with producer James Wan and Gary Dauberman on board to write the script. The film has no official release yet.
Tjahjanto is best known for his brutal martial arts film Netflix 2018 The Night Comes for Us and the horror films May the Devil Take You and his sequel May the Devil Take You Too, recently released by Shudder. Dauberman has already written all of Annabelle’s films in Wan’s Conjuring universe, as well as IT and IT: Chapter Two.
The film takes place on a high-speed train during a zombie epidemic and focuses on a group of passengers who must work together to survive. It was the most profitable film of 2016 in South Korea and is currently the 14th most successful South Korean film of all time. An animated prequel entitled Seoul Station was released in 2017, and the real-life action sequel Peninsula arrived last year. For more information, check out the Crumpe guide to the craziest scenes from Train to Busan.