At the presentation of his film, Brad Anderson, director of Transsiberian, explained that the movie is based on a trip he took after he finished college 20 years ago: He crossed Asia aboard the mythical Trans-Siberian train. "The idea was to create an atmosphere of paranoia and that the fear worked in crescendo", the director explained.
Woody Harrelson, starring in the film, explained that he has already had the chance to work with four different Spanish artists, Antonio Banderas, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Eduardo Noriega and "I really don't know what's in the water in this country that produces such attractive, talented people". Eduardo Noriega said that "when you're filming in English, you don't have much of a link with the language", but it's a privilege to be able to work in languages other than your own.
Brad Anderson also talked about his new film; "a musical set in 1960's Brazil at the very height of the Bosanova music movement, Woody might even be in it, I heard he sings and plays guitar really well".