The Korean blockbuster “Train To Busan” is set to be remade, according to the American media outlet Deadline.

According to the report, major Hollywood studios such as Newline Cinema, Universal Pictures, and Paramount Pictures fought among themselves for the rights to adapt the film.

Timo Tjahjanto directed the Netflix thriller “The Night Comes for Us” and will join with producer James Wan and Gary Dauberman, who will write a screenplay. Wan and Dauberman have already worked together, collaborating on the third installment of the horror movie “Annabelle” as well as “The Nun”.

“Train To Busan” originally hit screens in 2016, with Gong Yoo in the leading role. The flick is widely known and is considered the 14th most successful South Korean movie of all time. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho, a sequel, “Train to Busan: Peninsula”, was released in 2020 and proved the popularity of the series.

Those in love with the original movie have expressed anger and bewilderment, stating it doesn’t need remaking.