Peninsula photos previews first look at post-Train to Busan world
In a recent interview with Screen Daily, director Yeon Sang-Ho opened up about his highly-anticipated Train to Busan sequel Peninsula, teasing the follow-up’s bigger scale compared to the original South Korean zombie thriller. In addition, the first photos of Peninsula have also been revealed which you can check out in the gallery below!
“The scale of Peninsula can’t compare to Train to Busan, it makes it look like an independent film,” Yeon said. “Train to Busan was a high-concept film shot in narrow spaces whereas Peninsula has a much wider scope of movement.”
Written by Train to Busan writer Park Joo-Suk, Peninsula, is set four years after the ending of the first film. 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 sequel will star Kang Dong-Won (My Brilliant Life) as Jung-Seok, Lee Jung-Hyun (The Battleship Island) as Min-Jung, Lee Re (Witch’s Court) as Joon, Kwon Hae-Hyo (The Crowned Clown) as Kim Noh, Kim Min-Jae (Urban Cops), Go Kyo-Hwan, Kim Do-Yoon, and Lee Ye-Won.
It is scheduled to debut this coming summer in its home country, while no plans have currently been set for its international release.
In 2016, Train to Busan set the box office ablaze across Asia, smashed box office records in South Korea and became the biggest Korean film of all time, stars Gong Yoo (The Age of Shadows), Jung Yu-mi (Manhole), Ma Dong-seok (Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days, The Eternals ), Choi Woo-sik (Big Match. Okja, Parasite), An So-hee (Hellcats), Kim Eui-sung (Assassination), and Kim Su-an (The Battleship Island, Along With the Gods: Two Worlds).