If you’ve not seen the South Korean film, Train to Busan, drop everything you’re doing and go check it out. The Yeon Sang-ho film is easily one of the best zombie-thrillers out there. But like a lot of the great zombie movies, Train to Busan is more than just about hordes of dead people attacking the living, rather a character-driven picture about family and sacrifice.
The film ended on a beautiful and rather perfect note, so when it was first announced that a Train to Busan sequel was in the works, I had reservations. However, as more information started to come out, I gradually bought into the idea. For starters, this isn’t a direct sequel (hence the official title being Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, as opposed to Train to Busan 2 or worse yet, Train 2 Busan). Peninsula takes place in the same universe as Train to Busan, but it’s more of an expansion/spin-off than a direct sequel. This time, Yeon Sang-ho, who’s back at the helm, focuses on a soldier who has to relive the zombie-horror when he’s assigned to a covert mission to retrieve something from a zombie-infested territory.
Check out the trailer below:
Official synopsis of Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula
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.