A little over a few years after New Line landed the rights, the long-brewing remake of Yeon Sang-ho’s hit 2016 zombie survival thriller, Train To Busan, officially landed a director in Timo Tjahjanto.
A fitting choice in the horror arena, Tjahjanto is best known for his work as one-half of the ‘Mo’ Brothers working alongside filmmaker Kimo Stamboel for hits such as Macabre and Killers, and back-to-back Chelsea Islan-led May The Devil Take You and its 2020 sequel. Tjahjanto eventually got bit by the action bug in time to arouse audiences with brutal and increasingly bloody action showcases like Headshot (2016) and the highly celebrated The Night Comes For Us (2018).
Timo is directing the new incarnation from a script by Gary Dauberman, who is producing via Coin Operated; Also producing are Atomic Monster’s James Wan and Michael Clear (Mortal Kombat) and Gaumont’s Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian, with Judson Scott, Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee and Johanna Byer exec producing.
I have a strong feeling this won’t be the last we hear of Tjahjanto in terms of prospective directing gigs. Keep him on radar.
More at Deadline.