If you thought ‘Snakes on a Plane’ was high concept, wait until get a load of ‘Train To Busan’ which takes a commuter train and packs it with the living dead. And you thought Southern Rail was bad.
That’s right, the high concept of this smart new Korean thriller is “zombies on a train” and it’s executed with such verve and pizazz it makes you wonder why it’s never been done before.
Watch an exclusive new clip from the film above which shows the precise moment all hell begins to break loose on the train. Buckle up though, it’s a bloody ride.
The film is the live action directorial debut of Korean animator Yeon Sang-ho and it’s already broken box office records across Asia, as well as wowing festival audiences at Cannes, Fantasia Film Festival, and FrightFest earlier this year.
It’s being billed as ‘The Raid’ meets ’28 Days Later’, but we think Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’ is a closer comparison for the sheer scale and ingenuity of the zombie mayhem on screen. World War K anyone?
It tells the story of a father and his estranged daughter who board the train to Busan just as the mayhem begins to spread across South Korea. They join forces with a small group of passengers on the train who must fight for survival.
‘Train To Busan’ hits cinemas on 28 October, just in time for Halloween.