Updated: May 23, 2020
South Korean director Yeon Sang-ho is back with a new zombie action film, four years after the post-apocalyptic world of "Train to Busan". The Korean worldwide phenomenon (earning $92 million at the global box office) is getting a sequel/spin-off: "TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA".
Here's 5 things you need to know about the upcoming movie:
Don't call it a sequel.
Peninsula takes place in the same universe as the original film but focuses on new characters. In Peninsula
"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".
It's a family matter.
Do you know that the male lead of Train to Busan Gong Yoo and the star of Peninsula Kang Dong Won have a family connection? The two actors are related by marriage through their family's in-laws.
Not your typical zombie movie
After K-pop, K-food and K-Movie, "Train to Busan” marked the start of a Korean zombie era that came to be affectionately nicknamed “K-zombie”.
If you re expecting an intimate and sensitive character horror like "Train to Busan" forget about it, the film’s budget is double than the first one. “The scale of 'Peninsula' can't compare to 'Train To Busan,' it makes it look like an independent film,” Yeon said.
"PENINSULA" is not the second movie of the "Train to Busan" universe. Released in South Korea only a month after the live-action film, the animated movie "Seoul Station" is another story told within the same universe, sets right at the beginning of the pandemic in the heart of Seoul. While waiting for Peninsula to be released this summer there’s no better time to catch up.
"Train to Busan 2: Peninsula" will hit the theaters, simultaneously in Korea and other countries, this summer.