Many great movies have been released this year, one of which was the brilliant "Train To Busan". The zombie thriller was one of 2016's surprise hits and its success has not gone unnoticed by certain Hollywood producers who now want to remake the film!
According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, French movie studio Gaumont has picked up the U.S. remake rights to "Train To Busan" after a bidding war. Given that the film was seen by over 11 million people in Korea and was sold to over 150 territories, it's no surprise that nabbing the remake rights was a high priority of many movie studios.
In a statement from Gaumont CEO Sidonie Dumas, the upcoming "Train To Busan" U.S. remake will mark Gaumont's first foray into English-language films:
"We've been chasing this remake since the Cannes Film Festival where the whole team loved it so much, and we are excited to start working on the U.S. adaptation that will mark our foray into English language movies in Los Angeles."
The film is still in very early pre-production with staff, cast, and crew still yet to be announced, so it'll be a while before the "Train To Busan" remake will hit the big screen.
If you haven't already, be sure to check out our review of "Train To Busan" right here!