The last month couldn’t have gone any better for K-actor Gong Yoo as he just netted the biggest career success of his already impressively popular achievements. The hit zombie on trains movie Train to Busan just crossed the 10 million viewer mark in South Korea, making it only the 14th movie in the history of South Korean box office to do so, as well as the first movie in 2016 to rake in such success. It’s done more than 2015’s two 10 million plus viewer box office winner A Violent Prosecutor, and can possibly surpass Assassination as Train has only been in the theaters since July 20th and still has a few week legs to go. This summer has been full of big name and/or big budget K-movies and the runway success of Train is truly an achievement, especially as the movie is also doing well overseas and building on its buzz.
The Korean production company is now in talks with over a dozen Western movie companies to remake the movie, which isn’t a terrible idea since Train is a mashup of Western upgrades to the zombie genre and the Korean hit train circling the globe movie Snowpiercer. This one actually can work in a remake setting, just maybe don’t transplant it onto a plane or boat.