After scoring global success with Train to Busan, filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho has been busy working on a follow-up to the acclaimed 2016 zombie thriller, and – after a couple of posters were released earlier this month – we’ve now got two first-look images from Peninsula, which you can see right here…
“It takes place four years after Train To Busan, in the same universe, but it doesn’t continue the story and has different characters,” the filmmaker tells Screen Daily. “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.”
“The scale of Peninsula can’t compare to Train To Busan, it makes it look like an independent film,” Yeon continues. “Train To Busan was a high-concept film shot in narrow spaces whereas Peninsula has a much wider scope of movement.”
Peninsula will see Gang Dong-won (1987: When the Day Comes) taking on the lead role of Jung-seok, described as “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.”
The film is expected to release later this year, with a cast that also includes Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Re, Kwon Hae-hyo, Kim Min-jae, Koo Kyo-hwan and Lee Ye Won.