Following yesterday’s news of a bidding war, it has been confirmed that New Line has won the rights to the upcoming James Wan-produced English-language remake of Korean zombie movie hit “Train to Busan”.
The 2016 film is set during a zombie virus outbreak in South Korea and focuses on the struggle of a group of passengers on a train bound for Busan from Seoul – the main characters being a divorced workaholic father and his daughter. The film was both an international box-office hit and a critical smash.
Wan will produce via Atomic Monster with his “The Nun” collaborator Gary Dauberman penning the script. Gaumont is also producing. New Line being the home is no shock as Wan’s “The Conjuring” franchise is set up there while Dauberman also worked on the “IT” adaptation.
Source: Heat Vision