Train to Busan Remake To Be Produced By Aquaman Director and The Nun Writer to Pen Script

DungCNT |Oct 01, 2018

Oct 1, 2018

Train to Busan: James Wan will produce a remake version

In 2016, Train to Busan, a South Korean harrowing zombie thriller film, directed by Yeon Sang-ho came out. It quickly made a killing at the box office not only in Korea but also in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. With a fascinated plot and professional acting, the film has gained 85 million USD. It earns a lot of positive point of view and breaks the audience record of more than 10 million cinemagoers.

The thrilling movie has attracted the attention of Hollywood when the remake English version was leaked. Train to Busan will be reproduced by director James Wan via his banner Atomic Monster. Deadline reports that several studios are conflicting in a bloody bidding war over the rights to the project. Apparently New Line, Universal, Paramount, Lionsgate and Screen Gems, had also expressed interest for the remake.

Gary Dauberman will pen the script

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gary Dauberman, the writer of Annabelle films, will collaborate with Wan and write the script for this remake version. However, it is quite challenging to James Wan when he decided to remake this movie while Yeon Sang-ho's film only achieves 2 million USD at the American ticket offices. Will Wan - Dauberman be successful and able to turn it into a blockbuster in America?

A still from Train to Busan. Twitter @LRM_ExclusiveA cutscene in Train to Busan. Twitter @LRM_Exclusive

After the success of the movie, Gaumont's Michael, a French film company, also makes a contribution in the project of producing this film.

According to IMDb, Train to Busan is a horror film about a sudden zombie apocalypse outbreak in the country attacking the safety of passengers on the train from Seoul to Busan. Seok-woo, a divorced fund manager and his daughter are also on that train. They have to face this issue and struggle to prevent the widespread of the zombie virus. With a humane message and touching end,  the film made the audience move to tears. This film premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival on 13 May.

DC's Jason Momoa and Nicole Kidman are the cast in Aquaman, which is scheduled to release in December. Dauberman and Wan have cooperated with each other on DC's upcoming TV series Swamp Thing. In addition, writer Gary Dauberman is currently working on the movie Stephen King's It together with its follow-up It: Chapter Two, a third Annabelle movie. He has recently the writer of The Nun, one of the horror film types that also become a box-office success.


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