James Wan’s “Train to Busan” remake gets a director
It looks like James Wan has finally found the right person to direct the English-language remake of the hit South Korean zombie movie, “Train to Busan”
Wan, who will be producing the remake through his studio Atomic Monster, has hired Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto to do the job, following the latter’s success in his horror films that include the 2013’s “V/H/S/2”, the 2018’s “Sebelum Iblis Menjemput” and its 2020 sequel, “Sebelum Iblis Menjemput Ayat 2”.
Timo Tjahjanto to be helming the remake to be produced by James Wan
The project will also have Wan’s frequent collaborator Gary Dauberman (“The Nun”) writing the script.
The original film, which stars Korean heartthrob Gong Yoo and directed by Sang Ho-yeon, revolves around how passengers of a train from Seoul heading to Busan struggle to survive a zombie outbreak. Its success at the box office also spawned an animated prequel, “Seoul Station”, along with last year’s standalone sequel, “Peninsula”.
On the other hand, the Malaysian-born Wan is currently focusing on several film projects including his upcoming new release, “Malignant”, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”, and the remake of “Mortal Kombat”.
‘Sebelum Iblis Menjemput’ was a big hit in 2018
James Wan’s new horror ‘Malignant’ will be released this year