Peninsula – Train to Busan Follow Up, Not a Sequel

This summer Peninsula finally arrives to the delight of zombie movie lovers everywhere.
But don’t call it a sequel to the 2016 Korean smash zombie flick, Train to Busan. Peninsula lives in the same world, but isn’t an extension of the original story.

The official synopsis is as follows: Peninsula takes place four years after the outbreak of zombies that were chasing protagonists on a train speeding 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.

The 2016 film, Directed by San-ho Yeon was one of the best zombie movies we’ve seen in the last 10 plus years and basically follows a group of passengers on a train to Busan from the capital of Seoul.
While travelling, a zombie virus suddenly breaks out that ravages South Korea.

Though sub-titled and based on what seems to be a pretty simplistic plot, the movie successfully built emotion through character development and very suspenseful storytelling.
Zombies + storytelling + emotional attachment = $90+ million box office

Even though it’s not a direct sequel, with the same people behind the film, including original director San-ho Yeon, we’re excited to see the next chapter in the Train to Busan universe.

Peninsula is in post-production and the expected release date in North America is August of this year.

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