The popular 2016 South Korean horror movie “Train to Busan” is now set for a Hollywood remake. Produced by New Line Cinema, an American production company responsible for acclaimed horror flicks like Annabel, IT. Warner Bros. it was revealed that the upcoming remake will be titled “The Last Train to New York” and will be released in April, 2023.
Released in South Korean theatres in July 2016, the film went on to become an overwhelming success for the director, Yeon Sang-ho(Hellbound) who was able to expand the universe further in the standalone sequel, Peninsula, and the animated prequel, Seoul Station. The film features a star-studded cast, including Gong Yoo, Kim Su-an, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi, Choi Woo-shik, Ahn So-hee, Kim Eui-sung, Choi Gwi-hwa, and Jang Hyuk-jin, amongst others.
Train to Busan centres on the story of a divorced father and his estranged young daughter who wants to take a train to Busan to spend time with her mother. However, terror unfolds as zombies overtake the entire train on the way there. Those aboard the train to Busan must fight to survive a deadly outbreak with no safe way to travel nor a safe place to go.
New Line Cinema, Atomic Monster, and Coin Operated have decided to co-produce the movie together, with Warner Bros. Pictures set as worldwide distributor. The Last Train to New York will follow the same premise and be directed by Timo Tjahjanto, with Gary Dauberman serving as the film’s writer. Notable horror director and writer James Wan will produce the project.
In anticipation of the upcoming adaptation, fans can currently watch Train to Busan on streaming services, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube Movies, Vudu, and Apple TV.