When the South Korean zombie thriller Train to Busan premiered in 2016, it felt like a breath of fresh air in the genre, as it managed to do something new by setting all of the action on a train. Now, its sequel, Peninsula, is on its way.
Set four years after the events of Train to Busan, Peninsula stars Gang Dong-won as Jeong-seok, a soldier who, while on a retrieval mission, becomes trapped in Korea, which was abandoned following the zombie outbreak. The new trailer shows Jeong-seok and his fellow marines joining up with a group of resourceful kids, as well as becoming involved with an underground fighting ring that pits hapless survivors against zombies. With lines like, “Hop in if you want to live,” and zombies that are drawn by noise, the new movie seems like a mix of Train to Busan, The Terminator, and The Last of Us.
Peninsula was selected to compete in 2020’s Cannes Film Festival, though the festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film is tentatively set to be released in theaters this summer.
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