Where do you think you’ll be when the zombies attack? For Yeon’s group of strangers, the answer is on a high-speed train from Seoul to Busan, South Korea. As the zombie outbreak takes over, the passengers fight to defend themselves. With zombies that attack faster than you can even say “Brad Pitt” and storylines (and deaths) that tug at your heartstrings, “Train To Busan” will fill the void that “World War Z” left behind. The film also uses the zombie pandemic and a state of martial law to depict economical disparities between the upper and lower class, as the individuals on the train and the people they encounter must help each other survive.
According to BBC, the film was South Korea’s first original zombie film, and it broke box office records on its opening weekend. In 2018, Deadline reported that New Line Cinema was in the lead for the rights, with “Annabelle” screenwriter Gary Dauberman attached to pen the American remake. Last we heard, Deadline reported director Timo Tjahjanto was attached to direct. After you watch “Train to Busan” check out the animated prequel and get ready for the American premiere of the sequel, “Train To Busan 2: Peninsula.”