New line Cinema looks set to move forward with a remake of the iconic South Korean zombie film Train to Busan. The 2016 film from director Sang-ho Yeon turned into a box office hit, and somewhat of a fan favourite, after making its debut at Cannes International Film Festival. The film even spawned prequel Seol Station and more recently a sequel Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula.
As reported by Deadline earlier today, when the rights to the original film came up for grabs several studios battled it out with New Line ultimately winning them. Now they are looking to cash in on the rights by remaking the film for an English speaking audience.
Sources have revealed to Deadline that Timo Tjahjanto has been hired to direct the film. Atomic Monster’s James Wan and Michael Clear and Gaumont’s Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian will produce alongside Coin Operated’s Gary Dauberman, who is adapting the screenplay. Judson Scott, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee and Johanna Byer are executive producing.
More to follow.