'Train To Busan' Officially Signs A Contract For A Hollywood Remake, Details Here!
The massively successful South Korean-made zombie film "Train to Busan" was reported to undergo a Hollywood remake. It was even reported that many high Hollywood production companies participated in a bidding war to claim its movie rights. But recent reports stated that the bidding war has ended. Which production company won?
"Train to Busan" is a story about the workaholic Seok Woo (Gong Yoo). He is divorced from his wife and then takes his daughter Su An (Kim Soo An) from Seoul to Busan. This is to visit her mother as a birthday gift. It was a train ride that they usually took but then what started as a simple ride became chaotic when an outbreak of the virus started turning passengers into zombies.
It was reported that Global film studio Gaumont will be the one doing the remake as they have officially signed a contract for the zombie apocalyptic film. On December 7, Kim Woo Taek of 'Train to Busan's original production company NEW, announced that they are very happy to be with the major French film studio Gaumont which has great experience in global projects.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Contents Panda, the handler the movie sales, confirmed the said interest of numerous companies to make a remake. "Several major Hollywood studios, as well as top French and European companies, have made inquiries about remake rights, with some even making offers," senior manager Danny Lee of Contents Panda said. "There has been a lot of interest since the film received positive reviews at the Cannes Film Festival in May."
It was reported that said companies include Gaumont, Canal Plus, EuropaCorp, Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox. However, Lee declined to give the exact number and names of the interested production companies. Upon its premiere, the movie undeniable did great in the local and international box office.
According to The Straits Times, "Train to Busan" is an action-packed movie that delivers intense and emotional scenes at the same. It portrays both the survival instinct of humans and the greed that comes with it. The zombies in the film were described as one of a kind, that Metro also compared it with popular series "The Walking Dead". It was noted that zombies in "Train to Busan" is "truly spine-tingling," making the zombies in the American series seem weak and boring.