Would jaded New Yorkers even notice that zombies were on the train?
The 2016 South Korean zombie thriller Train to Busan was a box-office sensation, and now reports have an English-language remake in the pipeline, according to Deadline. And a potential title has even been leaked.
Reports have the new film tentatively titled Last Train to New York, which leads to the speculation that the project would have something to do with the Big Apple being overrun by flesh-eating hordes of the undead. Like the mass transit system doesn’t have enough on its plate.
The new film–from New Line Cinema, Atomic Monster and Coin Operated and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures–reportedly has Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You) on board. In addition, Gary Dauberman (Annabelle) is handling the screenplay, with James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring) co-producing the film.
Train to Busan–directed by Yeon Sang-ho from a screenplay by Park Joo-suk–takes place mostly on a high-speed train from Seoul to Busan as a zombie apocalypse breaks out in the country and (of course) wreaks havoc everywhere.
The film–which led to the 2020 sequel Peninsula–was a hit with moviegoers, raking in $98.5 million on a budget of $8.5 million.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this remake of Train to Busan.