Zombie films

Trailer for ‘Train to Busan’ sequel drops and it is intense

By Chris Post

The first trailer for the sequel to the Korean zombie film “Train to Busan” dropped today and producers have dialed up the intensity.

“Peninsula” takes place four years after the original. In that film, Korea was being overwhelmed by a fast spreading virus that turned people into killer cannibals. As the name implied, most of the action took place aboard a crowded express train.

The sequel appears to be much more sprawling with vast apocalyptic cityscapes. Where the original film focused on unarmed civilians, the new movie is full of machine guns and explosions. The Korean peninsula is devastated and Jung-seok, a former soldier who has managed to escape overseas, is given a mission to go back and unexpectedly meets survivors.

The film is directed by Yeon Sang-Ho and stars Gang Dong-won and Lee Jung-hyun.

An official release date has not been announced. It was expected that the film would debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, but the festival has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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