It was reported that 'Train to Busan' is getting an American remake as Indonesian filmmaker Timo Tjahjanto is in talks to direct the film.
Deadline reported that New Line Cinema is looking to release the remake of the blockbuster zombie film released in South Korea. 'Train to Busan' premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 and quickly gained popularity, becoming an international box office hit. Its popularity led to the sequel 'Train to Busan: Peninsula,' which was released in 2020.
As soon as the news of the American remake of 'Train to Busan' hit the public, many netizens around the globe took it to social media in anger. Many of the netizens expressed how disappointed they were after hearing that the Korean film will be remade.
Netizens commented, "The original is perfect the way it is," "They don't need to remake the film," and "Just watch the original Korean film."https://twitter.com/daniyogani/status/1362876041757290504 https://twitter.com/ctrlzahra/status/1362882220667600896 https://twitter.com/C0URTNEYC0/status/1362861656091496448 https://twitter.com/hutchinson/status/1362840844894539776
Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean action horror film directed by Yeon Sang Ho and starring Gong Yoo, Jung Yu Mi, and Ma Dong Seok. The film mostly takes place on a train to Busan as a zombie apocalypse suddenly breaks out in the country and threatens the safety of the passengers.
The film premiered in the Midnight Screenings section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival on 13 May. On 7 August, the film set a record as the first Korean film of 2016 to break the audience record of over 10 million theatergoers. The film serves as a reunion for Gong Yoo and Jung Yu Mi, who both starred in the 2011 film The Crucible. A sequel, Peninsula, was released in South Korea on July 15, 2020.
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