The animated prequel to the box office record-breaker TRAIN TO BUSAN and the latest from director Yeon Sang-ho, is a fresh and terrifying take on the modern zombie film.
A man sleeping in Seoul Station becomes a catalyst for the pandemonium in downtown Seoul; a zombie apocalypse. The rapidly spreading infection propels an authentic family drama, drawing mordant parallels to real-world social horrors.
If you missed ‘Train To Busan’ check out the trailer below.
Fans loved Train to Busan so I have a feeling they will love this animated prequel of gore. Train to Busan is also getting a remake.
The hit horror film, TRAIN TO BUSAN has hit remake station with Gaumont winning the English language remake rights to the film. With the remake to be set in the United States let the zombie rage loose.
The deal was unveiled Wednesday jointly by Gaumont and the film’s Korean distributor-financier Next Entertainment World. The film premiered in the midnight screening section of the Cannes festival in May and attracted immediate sales and remake interest. Fox and Sony were among the Hollywood studios known to have pursued a deal. Bidders also included Studiocanal and EuropaCorp, two French companies that regularly produce English-language genre fare.
“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,” said Kim Woo-taek, CEO of NEW. In Korea, the film was seen as an allegory for the turbulent political situation currently gripping the country, and became a smash hit. Now the year’s topgrossing film, it has amassed $80.5 million since its July release.
The original film, directed by animator Yeon Sang-ho making his live-action debut, was set inside a high-speed train from Seoul to Busan. Sources close to the deal told Variety that political allegories of a different kind may emerge.
Gaumont’s CEO Sidonie Dumas said the company had been “chasing the remake since the Cannes Film Festival where the whole team loved it so much.”
“We’re excited to start working on the U.S. adaptation that will mark our first foray into English-language movie making in Los Angeles,” added Dumas.
Hopefully it will be as good as the original when the English version comes out.