James Wan, creator of the modern day horror universe in The Conjuring films, that spawned two Annabelle films and The Nun spinoff, will produce a remake of the Korean zombie film, Train to Busan.
Gary Dauberman, writer of The Nun, will be providing the script for the film once a deal is met and the rights are retained to a production company. Universal, Lions Gate, Screen Gems, Paramount, and New Line are all getting into the action.
If you’re not familiar with Train to Busan the film follows a several passengers on a train from Seoul to Busan in the middle of a zombie outbreak. The film itself did bananas in South Korea bringing in $85 million at the box office. Only $2 million of that accounted for US domestic box office. It also has a Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film directed by, Yeon Sang-Ho, is also available now on Netflix. I highly recommend this movie. It is a somewhat uniques twist on the zombie genre and it has scares, gore, and is actually pretty heartfelt.
According to COLLIDER, sources have told them that New Line Cinema is in final negotiations to close on a deal for the rights to Train to Busan. There’s no telling when production will kickoff for this film.
James Wan has to be one of the busiest directors/producers in Hollywood with his Conjuring Universe just releasing The Nun and a sequel to Annabelle and The Conjuring both in the works. Along with his horror films there’s a movie some may heard of called, AQUAMAN, that will be coming out at the end of the year. He also is currently producing another DC comics property, SWAMPTHING, for the DC Universe streaming service.
TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016)
ON NETFLIX NOW:
Directed and written by Yeon Sang-Ho
A man (Gong Yoo), his estranged daughter and other passengers become trapped on a speeding train during a zombie outbreak in South Korea
Article written by Daniel Bowers