Train to Busan, a well-known South Korean horror film, will be remade in Hollywood by New Line Cinema, the American production company behind critically acclaimed horror films such as Annabel and IT. The upcoming remake will be titled “The Last Train to New York,” according to Warner Bros., and will be released soon.
Train to Busan, directed by Yeon Sang-ho, premiered in 2016 and was followed by Peninsula, which was a restricted release. Train to Busan tells the story of a divorced father and his estranged young daughter, who wants to spend time with her mother by taking a train to Busan. However, on the way there, zombies overtake the entire train, causing chaos. Those on board the train to Busan must fight to survive a deadly outbreak with no safe mode of transportation or a safe place to stay.
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Soon after Train to Busan, the prequel, Seoul Station, was released. Its plot details how the zombie apocalypse began and quickly spread across South Korea. Peninsula, the sequel, did not receive the critical acclaim that its predecessors in the same universe had. The Peninsula follows the events of Train to Busan four years later.
The film will be co-produced by New Line Cinema, Atomic Monster, and Coin Operated, with Warner Bros. Pictures serving as the worldwide distributor. The Last Train to New York, directed by Timo Tjahjanto and written by Gary Dauberman, will be based on the same premise. James Wan, a well-known horror director, and the writer will produce the film.
At this time, there is no information about the exact plot or casting choices, and with a release date of over a year away, we’ll have to wait a while to learn more.