According to a report by Deadline, the upcoming Train to Busan remake now has a director, and it’s none other than Timo Tjahjanto.
Tjahjanto is well established within the world of horror, having already directed films like V/H/S 2, Headshot and May the Devil Take You.
Train to Busan is being produced by Atomic Monster, helmed by James Wan, known for the likes of The Conjuring and Insidious. Wan is also behind the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie, which got a new trailer this week.
The original Train to Busan tells the story of train passengers and their struggle to survive the journey from Seoul to Busan during a zombie pandemic. If you haven’t seen it, you absolutely should.
Directed by Sang-ho Yeon, Train to Busan managed to get a sequel, Peninsula, and an animated prequel, Seoul Station. The original film is regarded as one of the best zombie flicks of all time, with Edgar Wright calling it the “best zombie movie I’ve seen in forever”.
Train to Busan’s remake will also be produced by Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear, Gaumont’s Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian, as well as Gary Dauberman from the production company Coin Operated. The project also has Judson Scott, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee and Johanna Byer on board as executive producers.
With so many talented producers handling the project, it looks like Train to Busan’s remake is set to be a winner. Both Wan and Dauberman have worked together on multiple films, like The Conjuring, Annabell and The Nun.
In addition to the upcoming Mortal Kombat adaptation, Wan also has his name attached to The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It and Malignant, both of which are coming to cinemas this year. Wan will also be producing an adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot, in collaboration once again with Dauberman.
The Train to Busan remake doesn’t currently have a release date, but we’ll likely hear more about its production as the year progresses.
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