Train to Busan director opens up about potential sequels following Peninsula
In recent interview with EW, South Korean director Yeon Sang-ho has opened up about the possibilities of exploring more stories within the Train to Busan universe following the theatrical release of Peninsula. He revealed that he’s still very interested in building up the zombie franchise and that he’s ready to start working on a new spinoff film, even if he might not be the one sitting on the director’s chair.
“Through ‘Peninsula,’ I think the world of ‘Train to Busan’ has been extended, and I think there are many other survivors who live on the peninsula,” Yeon said. “I would like to work on telling the stories of those people. I may not be directing the movie myself, but I would like to start working on a new movie within this framework.”
Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in Train to Busan the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us Peninsula the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. 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. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.
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The sequel stars Gang 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
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).
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula is now available in select U.S. theaters!