The South Korean horror film grossed $85 million overseas

Aquaman director James Wan will produce the remake of South Korean horror film Train To Busan.

Deadline reports that director James Wan will produce the remake of Train To Busan.

The horror film broke a number of South Korean film records when it was released in 2016, including being the first film to have the highest single day gross. San-ho Yeon’s film was also the first movie of the year in Korea to attract 10,000,000 to the box office.

Train To Busan was so successful that it is being adapted into a VR experience.

Universal, Paramount, Lionsgate, Screen Gems and New Line Cinema all fought to remake the popular horror flick. Eventually, New Line Cinema won the battle.

Horror aficionado James Wan, who directed films in the Conjuring, Saw and Insidious franchises will produce the Train To Busan remake.

Gary Duberman, who wrote Annabelle and The Nun, will write the script for the South Korean movie remake. Duberman is also working on a sequel to 2017’s It, having written the script with the first one.

Earlier this year, Wan confirmed that Fresh Off The Boat star Randall Park would play a key character in the upcoming live-action Aquaman film he is directing.

Click here to read our review of the original Train To Busan