Will Be Set In Same Universe

Train To Busan, the sleeper hit of 2016, now has a follow-up movie titled Peninsula, which is currently in post-production and has ensured worldwide distribution.

Train To Busan made its world premiere at Cannes’ Midnight Screenings and racked up more than $83m at the local box office.

The plot involves a man and his daughter on a train to Busan on the latter’s birthday to see his wife. However, the journey turns into a nightmare when they are trapped amidst a zombie outbreak.

Although Peninsula is already being labelled in some quarters as a sequel, South Korean director Yeon Sang-ho says –

Peninsula is not a sequel to Train To Busan because it’s not a continuation of the story, but it happens in the same universe.”

Peninsula takes place four years after the outbreak of zombies that were chasing protagonists on the train heading south to Busan. The Korean peninsula is devastated and Jung-seok, a former soldier who has managed to escape overseas, is given a mission to go back and unexpectedly meets up with survivors.

Peninsula’s budget is roughly twice that of Train To Busan’s $8m, and it stars top South Korean actor Gang Dong-won (1987: When The Day Comes) with Lee Jung-hyun (The Battleship Island).

Distributors Well Go USA have not yet confirmed the release dates, but previously said that the film would be ready for the summer of 2020.