The latest Korean blockbuster, “Train to Busan,” is still making headlines months after its release. As one of the most popular Korean films of all time, the film was a major success for its director, Yeon Sang-ho, as his first attempt in a live-action film.
Yeon’s prequel to the live-action film was the animated “Seoul Station,” which set up the backstory for “Train to Busan.” “Seoul Station” focused on how the zombie infection, which ran rampant in “Train to Busan”, came about.
Two of the biggest pieces of news to break around “Train to Busan” were the announcement of a sequel and a potential foreign remake.
“Train to Busan 2,” will reportedly continue telling the story of the remaining survivors from the first train and focus on the Korean government’s attempts to stop the infection. Some of the starring actors will be making their returns (even the previously “zombiefied” actors) as well as strong new additions to the cast. One of these additions is, Song Joong Ki, who will be playing the role of a doctor who works along side the Korean government searching for a cure for the viral infection.
After “Train” was shown in the Cannes festival, it garnered a lot of attention from the foreign markets. Fox, Sony, and Gaumont, all fought for the rights to create an English remake; Gaumont winning that title. Although fans are more than excited about the upcoming sequel to this series, the news about an English remake is creating mixed feelings in potential audiences. Hollywood and English versions of Asian films have not always gone over well in the market as many of the things that make the original film so good, get “lost in translation.”
If you were a fan of the original “Train to Busan,” and “Seoul Station” films, hearing of the upcoming sequel to “Train” should be on anyone’s list! The English release is still under wraps for now, but either way, “Train to Busan” is a truly fantastic Korean film which is more than worthy of such positive attention.