Renowned Director of "Train to Busan," Yeon Sang-ho, to Helm English-Language Horror Film "35th Street"

Renowned Director of "Train to Busan," Yeon Sang-ho, to Helm English-Language Horror Film "35th Street"
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Yeon Sang-ho, the acclaimed South Korean director known for the groundbreaking zombie horror "Train to Busan," is set to lead his first English-language film project. Titled "35th Street," this horror film is being produced by TriStar Pictures.

Genre-Bending Horror with a Mysterious Plot

While details of the plot remain under wraps, it has been revealed that "35th Street" will blend elements from multiple genres, promising a unique and thrilling cinematic experience. The production schedule and cast are yet to be announced, adding to the anticipation surrounding this project.

Yeon Sang-ho: A Prolific Multiplatform Storyteller

Yeon Sang-ho is celebrated as one of South Korea's most prolific storytellers, known for his work across various platforms. He gained international fame in 2016 with the release of his low-budget thriller "Train to Busan," which cost only eight million dollars to produce but grossed over 98 million dollars worldwide. The film's popularity led to a sequel and caught the attention of Hollywood.

Expanding the "Train to Busan" Universe

In addition to directing "Train to Busan," Yeon also wrote and directed an animated prequel titled "Seoul Station," released in 2016. Although it did not achieve the same level of success as the original, it added depth to the "Train to Busan" universe.

Hollywood's Interest and Abandonment of "Train to New York"

Warner Bros. had plans to create an American remake of "Train to Busan," tentatively titled "Train to New York." However, by mid-2022, the studio decided to abandon the project without providing specific reasons.

Yeon Sang-ho's upcoming project "35th Street" marks an exciting step in his career, as he brings his unique storytelling abilities to a broader audience. Fans of his previous work are eagerly awaiting more details about the film, which promises to be a standout addition to the horror genre.