If you thought Train to Busan took the zombie thriller to a whole new level four years ago…well, you were right. But that is nothing compared to what South Korean filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho has in store for the upcoming sequel, Peninsula, which looks to to blow the damn hinges off.
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, is a sequel in only the loosest of terms. It expands on the “stuck on a train” narrative and takes a wider perspective of the zombie outbreak, set four years after South Korea was devastated by it. An entirely different set of characters attempt to survive the post-apocalyptic wasteland, while a soldier with a traumatic past embarks on a dangerous covert mission.
Gang Dong-won and Lee Jung-hyun lead the new cast, with Sang-ho back to direct.
SYNOPSIS: Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula opens this summer.