‘Peninsula’ Trailer: Zombie Sequel Picks Up Where ‘Train To Busan’ Left Off

Train to Busan won accolades all around the world when it was released four years ago, not the sort of thing one would expect from a movie about a zombie outbreak aboard a passenger train. Now director Yeon Sang-Ho returns to the undead with Peninsula, which 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.

While the original movie was notable for taking the zombie genre in a different direction, trapping passengers in a claustrophobic, seemingly hopeless scenario, Peninsula is doing something else altogether. With its open-world setting it has the feeling of a true action flick of blockbuster scope, and in the hands of Sang-Ho it should more than live up to its predecessor.

Peninsula hits theaters in Korea this summer. No official stateside release date just yet.

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