Train to Busan remake The Last Train to New York gets 2023 release date

Last Updated on December 18, 2021

Three years after it was first announced that James Wan would be producing a remake of the South Korean zombie film Train to Busan (watch it HERE), the project is finally about to go into production under the title The Last Train to New York (the point of a remake is usually to cash in on a familiar title, but obviously not in this case), with Timo Tjahjanto (The Night Comes for Us) on board to direct. Variety reports that Warner Bros. is planning to give The Last Train to New York a theatrical release on April 21, 2023

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho from a screenplay by Park Joo-suk, the original Train to Busan is a

harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes… or so everyone hopes.

The screenplay for the remake has been written by Gary Dauberman, who previously wrote the Wan productions Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation, Annabelle Comes Home (which he also directed), and The Nun.

Wan and Michael Clear are producing The Last Train to New York through their company Atomic Monster. Gaumont’s Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian are also producing, as is Coin Operated’s Dauberman. Judson Scott, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, and Johanna Byer serve as executive producers.

Yeon Sang-ho also made an animated prequel to Train to Busan that was called Seoul Station, and followed the film with a sequel released under the title Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula.

I don’t have much hope that this Train to Busan remake will live up to the original, but I do think Tjahjanto could give us a really cool new zombie movie.

Source: Variety

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