New Line Cinema’s anticipated remake of the South Korean zombie epic, TRAIN TO BUSAN has tapped Timo Tjahjanto (V/H/S/2 segment, The ABCs of Death segment) to direct the pic. Keep reading for more details of the film below.
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.
Tjahjanto’s star has been on the rise going back to his 2016 thriller Headshot, which was selected by Fantastic Fest that same year. He recently directed Netflix’s action thriller The Night Comes for Us and made his name as half of the Mo Brothers with cult horror and action film favorites Macabre, Killers and his V/H/S 2 segment.
In the film, Sok-woo, a father with not much time for his daughter, Soo-ahn, are boarding the KTX, a fast train that shall bring them from Seoul to Busan. But during their journey, the apocalypse begins, and most of the earth’s population become flesh craving zombies. While the KTX is shooting towards Busan, the passenger’s fight for their families and lives against the zombies – and each other.
The film premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2016 and became an instant smash hit. It also spawned a sequel in 2020, Train to Busan: Peninsula.