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.
…damn this has been extremely negatively received
— Alanah Pearce (@Charalanahzard) February 19, 2021
Still going to take place in “Korea” and still be called Train to Busan where everyone is white, but that one black character that has to die first before everyone else. Typical Hollywood.
— Order 66 (@roundedcubes) February 19, 2021
Why though? Can’t people in the US think of something themselves without ripping it off? The original is great.
— Paranoid (@ToolofParanoia) February 19, 2021
The original was a fantastic film, why is a “US remake” necessary?? This isn’t even that old of a film it literally came out in 2016. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the original and it’s not their fault Western audiences don’t want to read subtitles.
— Raydee99 🎧 🎮 ✨ (@raydee99) February 19, 2021