James Wan is set to produce New Line Cinema’s remake of the South Korean apocalyptic zombie thriller “Train to Busan.”
According to Deadline, five major studios, including Paramount and Lionsgate, competed for the film, but New Line has taken the lead in acquiring rights to the remake.
Wan will work alongside screenwriter Gary Dauberman, who is known for his work on horror films “It” and “Annabelle.”
“Train to Busan,” released in 2016, was a box office hit in South Korea. It follows a man (Gong Yoo) and his daughter who attempt to outrun a zombie outbreak while on board a KTX train to Busan. The film grossed more than $87 million worldwide during its run, according to Box Office Mojo, and attracted over 11 million Korean filmgoers.
Wan directed the first two installments of “The Conjuring” and produced “The Nun” and “Insidious: The Last Key,” both released this year. His most recent directorial project, DC’s “Aquaman,” is set to release on Dec. 21.