The Last Train to New York: Warner Bros’ Train to Busan Remake Delayed, Removed From Release Schedule
The Train To Busan English-language remake that was previously announced and helmed by director Timo Tjahjanto titled, Last Train to New York has been delayed and removed from the release schedule. The film had gained much traction since New Line, Atomic Monster and Coin Operated partnered with Warner Bros but seems to have hit a bit of a roadblock as they move to bring the English adaptation to life.
The original film was written by Park Joo-suk and directed by Yeon Sang-ho and followed a divorced father who with his young daughter must band together with passengers on a bullet train heading from Seoul to Busan during a zombie outbreak. The film’s cast included Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, Ma Dong-Seok, Kim Su-an, Choi Woo-Shik, Ahn So-hee, and Kim Eui-sung.
The film originally got a festival premiere and has since been receiving constant praise from not only critics, but also audiences thanks to its combination of horror, suspense, high-octane action, and all the meanwhile delivering some heart-wrenching moments among the terror that this ensemble of characters deals with.
The film eventually made its way to a theater release in which it managed to earn $100M after working on a budget of $8.5M. The film also broke Korea’s audience record with over 10M attendees upon its release. The film also had a stint on the streaming platform Netflix that boosted its exposure to audiences and the English-language adaptation has been in the works since the film was released.
Last Train to New York does not currently have a release date. Stay tuned as more information becomes available.