The world is in a bad shape.
We aren’t just talking about the COVID-19 pandemic, but also the world in Peninsula, Yeon Sang-Ho’s highly-anticipated sequel to 2016’s Korean zombie thriller Train to Busan — and Singapore’s top-grossing Korean movie — which has dropped its teaser trailer.
While it’s billed as a Train to Busan sequel, but Yeon, who directed both movies, prefers not to call Peninsula a sequel. In a Screen Daily interview, he said, “Peninsula is not a sequel to Train to Busan because it’s not a continuation of the story, but it happens in the same universe.” (In other words: it’s a Train to Busan-adjacent movie!)
Here’s the official synopsis of Peninsula, set four years after the events of Train to Busan:
It follows the story of Jung Seok (1987:When the Day Comes’ Gang Dong-Won), a former soldier who has managed to escape the Korean peninsula now overrun by zombies, but is sent on a mission back to Korea to retrieve something valuable. While navigating through the zombie-infested city of Seoul, Jung Seok realises there are more non-infected survivors left on the peninsula…
Looking at the footage in the teaser, Peninsula looks like a crazy mash-up of Mad Max and George Romeo’s Land of the Dead. There’s one terrifying moment where the survivors are trapped in some kind of zombie cage match (cue to 0:48).
Can’t wait to see more of the zombie mayhem when Peninsula opens in cinemas in August. This year. Hopefully.
Photo: Clover Films