Remakes of foreign films are inevitable. It just depends on the creative team behind it to assure fans of the original that all is well, and maybe draw in a new fan base as well.
But when you put The Conjuring‘s James Wan and The Nun‘s Gary Dauberman on a remake for the claustrophobic zombie train thriller Train to Busan, then you might get a lot of people’s attention. More on the story below.
The report comes to us from Deadline who says Wan and Dauberman’s involvement makes this a very hot project that is valued at seven figures. According to THR, New Line won the bidding war over major studios like Universal, Paramount, Lionsgate, and Screen Gems. Now they are in the finalizing process of the deal.
Wan will produce, while Dauberman will pen the script.
The original Train to Busan was directed by San-ho Yeon. In it, a group of passengers on board a train en route to Seoul are the only survivors of a zombie outbreak. When one of the zombies manages to get on board, it is up to a workaholic father to protect his young daughter from the zombie and the infection from spreading across the cars. So it is a layered horror thriller that is confined to a metal tube, that also has an emotional touch to it. It quite honestly makes the film that much more enjoyable than what traditional zombie films are.
Now, most people would be opposed to the idea of a remake of an already great film. That being said, the fact that Wan and Dauberman are teaming up and will be working with New Line, is already a step in the right direction. Wan has made a name for himself in horror films, but knows his way around action flicks as well. And he has collaborated with Dauberman on more than one occasion. The two have also given us the highly successful Conjuring Universe. So there shouldn’t be a lack of scares in this remake.
We will just have to wait and see what kind of approach the two take on this remake.
Of course, we will keep you up to date on any developments about the Train to Busan remake should they come in.
[Source: Deadline | THR]