Korea’s extremely well received high-octane zombie thriller ‘Train to Busan’ is getting an English language remake via the French studio Gaumont, Variety reports.
The remake was announced Wednesday by Gaumont and the film’s distributor/financier Next Entertainment World. After ‘Train to Busan’ premiered at the Canes Film Festival this past May, several studios showed interest in the film including Fox and Sony.
Directed by Sang-ho Yeon, ‘Train to Busan’ is set in the bustling city of Busan, plagued by a zombie outbreak. A group of survivors band together and board a train in hopes of escaping, but discover their differences may prove more dangerous than the zombies that they are facing.
We are more than happy to start our business with Gaumont, one of the greatest film companies with rich experience in terms of global projects. We hope this opportunity could let Korean films get more attention and be familiar with the audience all over the world,” Kim Woo-taek, CEO of Next Entertainment stated.
The original version of the hit film stars GONG Yoo (The Age of Shadows), JUNG Yu-mi (Manhole), MA Dong-seok (Doomsday Book), CHOI Woo-sik (Big Match), AN So-hee (Hellcats), KIM Eui-sung (Assassination), and KIM Su-an (Memories of the Sword), and will arrive in the U.S. on Digital HD on December 13 and on Blu-ray and DVD January 17.