Timo Tjahjanto has been hired to direct a remake of the South Korean zombie epic Train to Busan for New Line Cinema, reports Deadline. Now I’m sure you are asking, “who the hell is Timo Tjahjanto?”
Tjahjanto co-directed Macabre, as well as the V/H/S/2 favorite “Safe Haven”. He also helmed the ass-kicking actioneer The Night Comes for Us, as well as the Sam Raimi-esque May the Devil Take You and its sequel. He will also be directing a segment in the forthcoming V/H/S/94.
Train to Busan is being produced by Atomic Monster, which is headed by horror maestro James Wan. The prolific director behind Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring, and Aquaman, also produced the Mortal Kombat remake, which saw the trailer released this morning.
In the original South Korean film, a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, while passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan. It was directed by Sang-Ho Yeon and spawned a sequel and an animated prequel.
The rumor around the nerd bin was that the American remake would take place in Boston, but according to the news released today it sounds as though the remake will take place in Korea as well.
No release date or casting information has been released at this time.