Studios Fight For “Train To Busan” Remake

A serious bidding war is reportedly brewing over the upcoming U.S. remake of 2016 hit Korean zombie film “Train to Busan,” a project which has enlisted “The Nun” scribe Gary Dauberman and producer James Wan.

Yeon Sang-ho’s original is the biggest Korean film of all time and follows a workaholic businessman and father who accompanies his doe-eyed daughter on the titular train ride to see her mother at the very same time that a malevolent virus breaks out, turning the populace into ravenous, milk-eyed ghouls.

When one of those blood-sucking zombies gets on the train, Hell is unleashed and the father must team up with a gaggle of survivors to fight the dead and protect his child.

Lionsgate, New Line, Paramount Pictures, Screen Gems and Universal Pictures are all said to want to want it and so a large deal is expected to close shortly. At the same time, Yeon himself is reportedly aiming to begin production on a sequel next year which will focus on the outbreak engulfing the entire Korean peninsula.

Source: Deadline