Yeon Sang-ho’s 2016 film, Train to Busan, is easily one of the best zombie-thrillers, probably of all time. It’s fast-paced and comes with plenty of heart-pounding action sequences, but like all great zombie stories, Train to Busan is more than just about hordes of dead people attacking the living, rather a character-driven drama about family and sacrifice. The film was a global success, grossing over $US 98 million from a $US 8 million production budget. A sequel was inevitable.
The sequel, Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, also helmed by Yeon Sang-ho, is perhaps the most anticipated Korean film of the year. While it’s set for a wide release in Malaysian cinemas tomorrow, it is opening in most major cinemas around the country from today, 15th July 2020. Stay tuned for our review!
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.