25 Funniest Reactions to the ‘Train to Busan’ Remake

‘Train to Busan’ Is Getting a Hollywood Remake, and Twitter Is Not Happy About It

How do you recreate “zombies in a high-speed train” in car-dependent America?

Not since the announcement of a live-action remake of Your Name have we felt this cynical about another adaptation taking place on American soil. This time, it’s the 2016 South Korean zombie blockbuster Train to Busan that will be getting the full Hollywood treatment. According to Deadline, the U.S. remake will be directed by Timo Tjahjanto (who helmed The Night Comes for Us and May the Devil Take You) and produced by James Wan (The Conjuring, Annabelle, The Nun). 

However, the news didn’t sit well with international fans on Twitter. Netizens were quick to broadcast their displeasure on the social media platform, with many pointing out the lack of high-speed commuter trains in the United States. Here are the best and funniest tweets that left us howling with laughter — and also deepened our appreciation of the post-apocalyptic thriller. 

Also read: How to Get from Seoul to Busan: A Detailed Guide

Funniest reactions to the Train to Busan remake

1. Nobody asked for this


2. Remake fatigue is real


3. Good question


4. Hollywood really looked at this and went, “nah”


5. Maybe “zombies in a train” in car-dependent America isn’t the best idea


6. There’s your opening scene


7. RATS, the musical


8. Expectations vs. reality


9. We can imagine the posters already


10. It’s a commentary about… (*reads notes*) …America


11. When night-blind zombies are more believable than your infrastructure


12. Maybe they can call an Uber


13. You know what? We’d watch this movie


14. Ghost in the Shell fans get it


15. Petition to cast Pedro Pascal in all the single dad roles


16. That tiny ray of hope when you find out that Timo Tjahjanto is directing


17. Where is the lie, though?


18. BRB, pitching this to movie studios in the UK


19. Like White House Down, but with zombies


20. Lots to unpack here


21. Did you know that no guns were fired in Train to Busan?


22. Context is everything


23. Considering the surprising number of people who missed the point of Parasite, this is probably not far off


24. As they say, if it ain’t broke…


25. Just read the subtitles


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Tiffany is a writer who covers travel, food, and pop culture. She has a soft spot for stories about Japan and Italy. While she waits patiently for her next adventure, she enjoys writing about the coolest places to stay around the world and where to find them.


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