The highly-anticipated Train to Busan sequel, entitled Peninsula drops this July. The film’s trailer teases of heart-pounding scenes.
The action-horror movie Train to Busan was a milestone for the South Korean film industry. The title was hailed as the first Korean film to break the audience record of almost 11 million theatregoers. As a result, the movie grossed $93.1 million worldwide.
Train to Busan’s success paved the way for sequel Peninsula
Train to Busan’s eminence and success was very apparent. Because of this, Train to Busan’s director, Yeon Sang-ho decided to continue the story of the film in the sequel titled Peninsula.
Peninsula is set 4 years after the occurrences in the movie Train to Busan. After being in a state of anarchy, Korea lost its name and is now known as Peninsula.
The film stars Kang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Re, Kwon Hae-hyo, Kim Min-jae, Koo, Kyo-hwan, Lee Ye Won. Reportedly, Peninsula is set to premiere in July of 2020.
The movie centers on Jung-seok (Kang Dong-won), a former soldier who escaped the zombie-infested peninsula four years ago. He is tasked to go back to the devastated land to retrieve something.
After arriving in Seoul, Jung-seok discovered that there are non-infected persons in the post-apocalyptic world. However, he must devise a plan to help these survivors who have been struggling against attacks from zombies and savage humans.
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Official trailer revealed
Well Go USA Entertainment, the studio behind Train to Busan and Peninsula, posted the official trailer of the upcoming installment. It showcased Jung-seok teaming up with several resourceful kids.
Moreover, he is seen in the clip getting involved in an underground fighting ring that pits hapless survivors against zombies. With the lines “It’s not over yet” and “Escape the Apocalypse,” the new movie hints that the characters would have to escape with a multitude of zombies tagging behind them.
Stars insights over the forthcoming film
During the online showcase of Peninsula, director Yeon Sang-ho along with the cast ensemble shared their thoughts regarding the movie. For one, Kang Dong-won, the main protagonist of the film, revealed that Peninsula is a movie with a different vibe from Train to Busan.
Meanwhile, Lee Jung Hyun, one of the lead cast, disclosed that she was surprised after she found out in the set that the zombies’ running speed got evidently faster within 4 years. Above all, she dropped a revelation which shocked most of Train to Busan’s devotees. She stated:
“I also excitedly watched ‘Train To Busan’ so many times in the cinema. I once doubted whether or not ‘Peninsula’ is more interesting than ‘Train To Busan’, but after I read the script, I found it really great. It’s even better than ‘Train To Busan’.”
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