Korean Zombie Film Train to Busan Getting U.S. Remake

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Love zombie movies? Hate reading subtitles? Then you’re likely to be overjoyed at the following news. Variety reports that critically acclaimed and financially successful South Korean zombie film Train to Busan is now set to receive an English-language remake. The project comes courtesy of French studio Gaumont, and will be their first English-language, Hollywood-based feature film.

For those unfamiliar with Train to Busan, its plot centers on the passengers of the titular train, which is headed from Seoul to Busan. When a zombie outbreak begins to ravage the country, those aboard the train must fight for their lives. There are twists and turns along the way, but the story is really pretty simple. As all us horror fans know though, sometimes the greatest films in our genre are the ones with the simplest plots. Train to Busan was a massive hit worldwide, grossing nearly $100 million on a budget of less than $10 million. In other words, it’s not hard to see why the English-speaking world sees dollars signs in a remake.


Gaumont’s remake of Train to Busan has yet to attach a writer, director, or cast. Thus, it’s unclear when exactly the final product will materialize. In the meantime, check out the trailer for the original Train to Busan below, which hits stateside DVD and Blu-Ray via Well Go USA Entertainment on January 17th, 2017.