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'Train To Busan' to get Hollywood adaptation! Check out details here

By Carlo Rodriguez | December 09, 2016 10:02 PM EST

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"Train to Busan" is without a doubt one of the best Korean films of the year and is a masterpiece in every way so it isn't entirely surprising to know that international film producers would be interested in remaking the film. Just recently, it has been announced that Gaumont, a French studio, has acquired the English remake rights of Train to Busan and now a Hollywood version is finally happening!

The blockbuster Korean zombie film was first screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and there, Train to Busan garnered a lot of interest from several film producers and companies. But it was Gaumont who would later strike a deal with the film's producers. After premiering in Cannes, Train to Busan instantly became the first South Korean film to attract 11 million moviegoers, which accounts for about a fifth of South Korea's overall population and according to The Hollywood Reporter, the zombie film grossed over $83.5 million, gaining wide success in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore.

Vincent Kim and Danny Lee of Contents Panda were the ones who negotiated with Cecile Gaget who head the international distribution and production at Gaumont.

"We have been pursuing this remake ever since we fell in love with the film at Cannes Film Festival. Now, we are so excited to begin on creating a U.S. adaption of the film which would also mark our first move towards English-language films in Los Angeles" says Sidonie Gumas, CEO of Gaumont.

While this may be the first time Gaumont is venturing into English-language film production, their L.A. division is already known for producing a number of critically-acclaimed television series like "Hannibal" and "Narcos," Blastr reports.

Kim Woo Taek, the CEO of NEW, had made the announcement on December 7 saying, "We are truly happy to partner with Gaumont and through this partnership we are hoping that the world give more attention to Korean films."

Train to Busan centers around a dad and his daughter who boards a bullet train to Busan while unbeknownst to them, a zombie infection is rapidly spreading throughout South Korea. Unfortunately, even through the confines of the bullet train, the zombie infection manages to reach them.

Check out the film's trailers below.

Tagged :  Train To Busan, zombie, South Korea, hollywood, film, korean

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