Train to Busan director to direct first English-language film

Yeon Sang-ho, the director of South Korean zombie classic Train to Busan has been signed on to make his English-language debut

The project has officially been titled 35th Street and although the plot is being kept under wraps, it has been confirmed that 35th Street will be an action horror film. The film has already found its distribution home with Tristar and will be produced by Appian Way (which is owned by Leonardo DiCaprio). 

The screenplay will be written by Sang-ho and Ryu Yong-jae (Yong-jae is a regular with Sang-ho with their most recent collaboration being the fantastic Netflix sci-fi horror series Parasyte: The Grey (which I am so hoping for a season 2 of ).

Sang-ho first appeared on the scene with the fantastic animated film The King of Pigs which was recently turned into a fantastic dark serial killer K Drama. He followed up with another animated film called The Fake, a film about an ex-convict who returns to his hometown only to find everyone being brainwashed by a crazy pastor and his religious cult.

After The Fake, Sang-ho was then commissioned to make two animated zombie movies; Seoul Station and Busan Bound. Hey, I might not be 100% accurate here but apparently, due to his life-like animation, the producers were so impressed with Seoul Station that they ordered Busan Bound to be his live-action directorial debut. The name was then changed from Busan Bound to Train to Busan, and, well, the rest is history.

After Train to Busan, Sang-ho got very busy. He released Psychokinesis, Hellbound and most recently Parasyte: The Grey, a South Korean expansion of the hugely popular Japanese manga. You can Check out Psychokinesis, Hellbound and Parasyte: The Grey on Netflix

Stay tuned for more information on 35th Street. We will be following this one every step of the way. 

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