Sequel To Train From Busan

A new trailer has finally dropped for Peninsula, Yeon Sang-ho’s sequel to his 2016 zombie blockbuster Train To Busan.

The South Korean filmmaker said his new movie was given a bigger budget and it is a more ambitious look at the zombie world he first created in the original film.

Here’s the trailer –

The official synopsis reads –

“While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan. After drinking water from a mountain spring, a bank security guard gains telekinetic superpowers, which he must use to save his estranged daughter from an evil construction company, as a superhero.”

Talking about the film’s budget, director Yeon told Screen Daily –

“The scale of Peninsula can’t compare to Train To Busan, it makes it look like an independent film,”

Train To Busan was a high-concept film shot in narrow spaces whereas Peninsula has a much wider scope of movement.”

Yeon added that he was hesitant to return to his Train to Busan universe –

“but the idea of being able to build a post-apocalyptic world — which would be sort of savage but also in a way like ancient times, or like ruined modern times, with rules of its own — was interesting to me.”

Peninsula stars Gang Dong-won as a former soldier who has managed to escape zombie-infested South Korea.

The soldier is sent on a mission back into Korea to retrieve something valuable, but he meets non-infected survivors who need saving and complicates his return trip. Government authority has been obliterated after the zombie outbreak in Korea, and there is nothing left except the geographical traits of the location, which is why the film is called Peninsula. The film is in the same universe, but it doesn’t continue the story and has different characters.

Peninsula is scheduled to hit cinemas later this year.