Aug 17, 2016

    Horrors, set of Train To Busan film not preserved


    THE authorities in South Korea's second-largest city, Busan, and the Busan Film Commission (BFC) have expressed regrets for having removed the set of home-grown zombie flick Train To Busan, the local media reported.

    "If people could anticipate the enormous success of the movie, (they) would have made the right choice," a BFC official was quoted as saying in a Yonhap News Agency report.

    The set where scenes in KTX cars were filmed had previously sat in the Busan Cinema Complex, which belonged to the BFC and was composed of two studios.

    It reportedly cost more than 200 million won (S$245,360).

    Discussions had been made between city officials and a foundation for arts and culture after the filming was over.

    However, the lack of funding to maintain the set hampered the officials and the foundation in making a swift decision.

    The train set was left barren for three more months after it was removed from the studio to a yacht harbour nearby, and by the end of the year, it had been disposed of.

    "We are willing to rebuild the set," the BFC source said.

    "We are keeping the blueprint."