We finally have some first-look images and details about the upcoming follow-up to the hit Korean zombie action film Train To Busan titled Peninsula thanks to ScreenDaily, who got the images and spoke with director Yeon Sang-ho.
Here are those images along with some new details about the Korean horror movie, which will focus on a new group of characters.
SANG-HO: “It takes place four years after Train To Busan, in the same universe, but it doesn’t continue the story and has different characters. Government authority has been decimated after the zombie outbreak in Korea, and there is nothing left except the geographical traits of the location – which is why the film is called Peninsula.”
Yeon also reveals that film has a much larger scale to it and teased further installments.
SANG-HO: “The scale of Peninsula can’t compare to Train To Busan, it makes it look like an independent film. Train To Busan was a high-concept film shot in narrow spaces whereas Peninsula has a much wider scope of movement.”
”There could be many stories that could keep coming out of that world. Destroyed, isolated, extreme, but with hope of escape and humanism, and the way world powers would look at this place. There could be a lot of material with a lot of greater significance.”
They also include a synopsis about the zombie flick.
Jung-seok (played by Gang Dong-won), a former soldier who manages to escape from the Korean peninsula – a zombie-infested wasteland turned into a ghetto by other nations trying to stop the spread of the virus.
Sent back with a crew on a mission to retrieve something, he goes in through the port of Incheon to reach Seoul and comes under attack, discovering there are more non-infected survivors left on the peninsula.
Train To Busan is certainly worth checking out to get an idea of what you’ll be getting with Peninsula, but as the director points out it will a much smaller film to this upcoming installment and will feature new characters.
TRAIN TO BUSAN: Seok-woo and his daughter are on a train to Busan on the latter’s birthday to see his wife. However, the journey turns into a nightmare when they are trapped amidst a zombie outbreak in South Korea.
SOURCE: SCREEN DAILY