Gong Yoo boards a zombie train with Busan Line
Famed animated feature director Yeon Sang-ho (The Fake, King of Pigs) kept his cards close to his chest during an interview last year; when asked if he had any plans on making a live-action film, he downplayed the possibility. Now comes the news that he will spin-off the upcoming animated zombie movie Seoul Station with a live (er, undead?) feature titled Busan Line, set in a KTX (high speed train) on the Seoul-Busan railway that is filled with the walking dead.
Gong Yoo (The Suspect, The Crucible), who was drawn to the film because of the script and his confidence in the director, is said to be in final-stage contract negotiations to appear. I hope he’ll play a badass zombie hunter, but we haven’t been given any information on his potential character; he could just as easily be a (handsome) soulless corpse. Gong is currently shooting A Man And A Woman with Jeon Do-yeon, and will begin filming Busan Line as soon as it wraps, making quite the leap from a sweeping melodrama to a shocking zombie movie.
I love Gong Yoo, possibly even enough to get on the undead train, but with Director Yeon at the helm, Busan Line is sure to be a gritty, violent and satirical feature. While it would be interesting to see how Yeon’s envelope-pushing style translates into a live-action movie, I’m a little fearful this one might be too much of an emotionally-disturbing watch.
For those braver than me, producers hope to begin filming on Busan Line at the beginning of next year with a possible late 2015 or early 2016 release.
Via Star News
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