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‘Train to Busan’ director Yeon Sang-ho tapped to helm Hollywood action-horror film

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Filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho, best-known for zombie apocalypse film “Train to Busan” (2016), is set to direct and write his first English-language project.

According to foreign reports, Yeon will work on TriStar Pictures’ action-horror film titled “35th Street,” with screenwriter Ryu Yong-jae.

“35th Street” will be produced by studios Appian Way, founded by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and Wow Point.

Director Yeon Sang-ho speaks during a press conference for Netflix original series ″Parasyte: The Grey″ at the Seoul Dragon City in central Seoul on March 26. [YONHAP]
Additional information regarding the film has not yet been disclosed. Filming is expected to begin in the latter half of 2025.

Yeon has also directed Netflix original series “Hellbound” (2021-), “The Bequeathed” and “Parasyte: The Grey.” The second season of “Hellbound” is set to premiere later this year.

BY SHIN MIN-HEE [shin.minhee@joongang.co.kr]