“Train To Busan” Is Getting An American Remake… And Fans Are Not Happy

Remakes are always a slippery topic…

Yesterday, it was confirmed that the hit Korean movie Train to Busan is getting an American remake with Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto to create it.

Train to Busan‘s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 launched it into popularity, quickly becoming one of the most iconic and recognized Korean films (in the Pre-Parasite era). Its popularity led to the less popular sequel Train to Busan: Peninsula, which was released last year. As with most popular movies, the idea of sequels and remakes is always a possibility.

As soon as the news of an American remake of Train to Busan hit the internet, fans around the world took to social media.

American fans have been comparing it to the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action film and now upcoming live-action TV series remake which was heavily criticized for white-washing the cast and chopping up the story. Even the original creators of the show have left production.

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Remakes of any movie (or show) are notorious for disappointing audiences and often white-washing casts. Many fans just don’t want the same to happen to the beloved classic.

The director responded to the hate by stating that he doesn’t expect to top the original.

It calmed fans a little to know that a POC director was working on it and that he admired the original. However, fans are still getting tired of remakes and are hoping they will eventually stop.

Source: GameSpot