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Reports of the American remake of Train to Busan leaves fans fuming

News of the remake was broken back in February, with Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto, reported to helm the film.

Shilpa S
Aug 30, 2021
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The 2016 zombie apocalypse film Train To Busan, etched its place as one of the most prolific and well-made films in the horror genre, earning a huge fan following across the globe. The film managed to catch the attention and admiration of even non-horror fans who praised the intelligent and thrilling storytelling, according to the film’s cult status. So of course it came as no surprise that Hollywood wanted to cash in on the film’s popularity, with an American remake of the film being announced, helmed by New Line Cinema.

The news, first reported by Deadline, sparked some impassioned responses by fans of the original with most, if not all, agreeing that a remake of the exemplary film was indeed unnecessary. People pointed out how the movie wasn’t just a standard horror flick but was instead also deeply rooted in South Korean history and culture as well, and even called the remake an attempt to ‘whitewash’ it.

Some even resorted to creatively expressing their displeasure at the news in the form of some hilarious jokes and memes as well.

Among the clamour of protests, a few voices also chimed in with their approval of the remake as well, voicing their excitement at the upcoming film, which will reportedly feature Indonesian filmmaker Timo Tjahjanto in the director’s chair.

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho, Train to Busan tells the story of how a sudden outbreak of a zombie apocalypse threatens the survival of a group of passengers on a high-speed train, bound to Busan from Seoul. Starring Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, Ma Dong-Seok and Kim Su-an, among others, the film received critical acclaim, with some even calling it one of the best horror movies ever made.

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