The film smashed the Korean box office with $34.3 million in five days
South Korean zombie film Train To Busan will be adapted into virtual reality.
South Korea’s Next Entertainment World’s sales team Contents Panda confirmed that it signed a contract with Singapore’s Vividthree Productions to transform the film into VR.
“This is one of those cases which show how one well-made film has the scalability to be developed into multiple forms,” said Vincent Kim, president of Contents Panda.
CEO of Vividthree Charles Yeo added, “we believed in the possibilities because ‘Train to Busan’, a film that has mesmerized audiences in Asia and beyond, deserves to be adapted into a multisensory format. That would allow fans of the film to experience the zombie apocalypse action thriller in virtual reality.”
Train To Busan smashed box office records in South Korea when it opened in 2016. In five days, the film pulled in $34.3 million, setting a South Korean record for the highest single day gross of $9.90 million from 1.28 million admissions.
It was also the first film to attract 10,000,000 viewers in South Korea that year.
Resonate writer Anson Ling awarded the film 9/10 in her review.
Variety adds that the Singapore government is funding development in the VR sector.