The first trailer for “Peninsula,” a sequel to 2016’s “Train to Busan,” has premiered online. Sang-ho Yeon returns to direct the nail-biting installment, an anticipated addition to the zombie apocalypse sub-genre. It stars Dong-won Gang and Jung-Hyun Lee.
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.
Yeon returns to direct for another escape into the gruesome and wildly entertaining world of a zombie-seized South Korea. His 2016 hit followed a father and daughter as they navigate a train that becomes infected on their way from Seoul to Busan. “Train to Busan” earned over $2 million at the domestic box office and over $92 million in the worldwide market.
The film became a critical hit as well as a beloved genre piece in the film community. It won the Best Asian Feature and Best Film at the Fantasia Film Festival, after premiering at Cannes Film Festival. Yeon’s other directorial credits include “The King of Pigs,” “The Fake” and “Seoul Station.”
Set in the same universe as the previous film, “Peninsula” looks to be a daring adventure with grave possibilities. Now finding more advantages beyond the confines of a train, the film can expand the choreography of its setting and set up new thrills. It introduces arena-like warfare as zombies are unleashed to rage across a South Korean wasteland. Yeon writes the script to “Peninsula” along with Joo-Suk Park.
Nest Entertainment World and RedPeter Film are producers on the film. “Peninsula” has yet to set a domestic release date.