Escape The Zombie Apocalypse With New ‘Peninsula’ Posters

While the Cannes Film Festival was canceled, they still put together their list of Official Selections. Most of these are films that would’ve been shown, and one of those is Peninsula, the anticipated sequel to South Korean zombie horror Train to Busan.  On another note, I was also trying to court the film to be part of the canceled Lakefront Film Festival. Sadly, it won’t play at either, but with a summer release set we at least have a pair of new posters to check out.

Train to Busan won accolades all around the world, not the sort of thing one would expect from a movie about a zombie outbreak aboard a passenger train. Peninsula is more of a followup than a sequel, taking place four years later and expanding on the post-apocalyptic world. The story follows a soldier named Jung-seok who survived the initial outbreak but must return to a destroyed Korea on a retrieval mission, only to become trapped there with other survivors looking to escape.

That theme of “escape” is echoed in the two posters, one showing the armed survivors facing down a threat from the undead, and a second that looks like a car chase might be in order. Do zombies drive? I hope so because that would be pretty cool.

Peninsula is set to hit theaters in South Korea this summer. Hopefully we’ll get a stateside release soon after.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.