Hollywood remake of 'Train to Busan' may happen

Ashley Song, Aug. 1, 2016, 12:16 p.m.

A Hollywood remake of this summer’s hit zombie flick “Train to Busan” may be on the horizon, according to local reports Sunday. Studios in France and tinsel town have shown an interest in remaking the movie after viewing the summer blockbuster at the Cannes Film Festival.

According to an industry insider, discussions have led to an offer from French studios with talks of TGV, France’s high-speed train, being suggested as the backdrop to the story.

“Apart from Europe, Hollywood is also a part of the discussions, but nothing has been decided yet,” according to distribution company Next Entertainment World. “Major studios from Hollywood are also showing high interest in the remake since ‘Train to Busan’ received good comments at the Cannes Film Festival as well as from the local audiences,” the company added.

“Train to Busan” was released July 20 and set a new opening day record for domestic films drawing nearly 860,000 viewers on the first day.

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