If you go by the plot summary, Train To Busan is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes… or so everyone hopes. If you still ain’t bought by the idea, have a look at the thrilling trailer below:
Director Yeon Sang-ho’s adrenaline-filled Train to Busan premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival before releasing last week in the native country to record breaking numbers. Hollywood studios are already lining up for the remake rights. The film became a smash hit at the Korean box office — $61 million in 12 days — and enjoyed a fine opening in North America. Released in North America by WellGo USA, “Train” has ridden off with $716,000 to date.
The critics have been going ga-ga worldwide. Rogerebert.com states “The most purely entertaining zombie film in some time, finding echoes of George Romero’s and Danny Boyle’s work, but delivering something unique for an era in which kindness to others seems more essential than ever.” Hollywood Reporter calls Yeon Sang-ho to have instantly transformed himself into Korea’s go-to-guy for zombie movies while LA Times calls Train to Busan “a feast for the scary, gymnastic bit players: contorting their bodies, baring teeth and running full bore. On this express, they’re a first-class menace indeed.”
Lets hope this movie releases in Indian theatres too, before the Hollywood remakes strike our theatres a few years later.