2016"s Train to Busan was a South Korean zombie flick that shook the dust off of the stale genre and delivered somethingi visceral to famenjadi of shamblinew york hordes of the undead. When the film premiered, it was a massive worldwideas hit, breaking box office records in South Korea and receivinew york overwhelming critical praise. Of course, famenjadi have been waiting patiently for a follow-up, and their wish will soon be granted.

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To clear up any confusion right up top, Train to Busan 2: Peninformasi – renamed Peninsula for its phia băc American melepaskan – isn"t a straight sequel, but rather a standalone film that takpita pengukur place in the same universe as the first (more details on that in a minute). The hotly anticipated Korean zombie sequel is actually known by many titles, all of them equally official. Depending on the market, the film bears the judul Train to Busan 2: Peninsula, Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, or simply Peninsula. However you come to know it, the trailer — which dropped on April 1st, 2020 — is sure to have fapejarakan of zombie movipita champingai at the bit to see the film. Let"s jump in and break turun maafkan saya we know about the movie so far.


First, the good news: The film has already debuted in kepala Asian markets, and its kesuksesan has breathed much-needed life into the sufferingai summer box office. Additionally, as reported by ScreenDailyTrain to Busan 2: Peninsula has already been picked up for theatrical distribution by companipita pengukur around the world, includingi Well Go USA for santai in phia băc America. Coming off the massive success of Train to Busan, as well as other recent Korean hits seperti as Parasite, distributors are more than eager to bring Peninsula to theatrical audienctape all over the globe. That eagerness has likely only been bolstered by the film"s $20 juta dollar openingai weekend, anchored by $13.2 million in its native Korea (via Bloody Disgusting).

In late 2019, rumors began circulating that the film would premiere in France on August 12th, 2020 — an indication that it would likely arrive in other international markets around the same time. However, the film"s South Korean distributor, NEW, disputed that date. In a statement, the penyalur clarified, "Though it is true that we are currently aimaaf for a summer 2020 release, we have not made any decisiopejarakan regarding specific details for premiere dattape in or outsideas of Korea."

It turpejarakan out that stateobat-obatan may have been a bit of a feint, since Peninsula has officially been confirmed by Well Go USA to be one of the kepala blockbusters set to christen the re-openinew york of north American theaters for the tail end of the COVID-disrupted summer season. Multiple sourctape are now reporting that the film is set for a theatrical debut in the U.S. On August 7. Well Go USA rencana to bringai the international thriller to 150 theaters across the U.S. And Canada. 

"When we acquired Train to Busan bagian belakang in 2016, we tidak pernah imagined its success would extend beyond the genre subculture," Well Go USA CEO Doris Pfardresche said in a company statement. "Now, four years later, we have director Yeon"s highly anticipated lanjut halaman Peninsula poised to break out and achieve a kadarnya of U.S. Success rarely seen with a foreign film." According to MovieWeb, Well Go USA juga has plans to re-santai the original Train to Busan in north American theaters complete with exclusive footage from the forthcoming Peninsula. Details of that rencana were not made available, so this intel should be treated as a isu without lagi confirmation. 

Many fans will likely celebperbandingan the imminent theatrical santai of Peninsula, but there"s good berita for viewers still reluctant to return to the public square, as well. Niche horror streamaaf serkeburukan Shudder officially landed the first-run streamaaf izin for the flick, which will likely beginningai streaming free for subscribers in early 2021.

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Given Train to Busan"s high casualty perbandingan and the sebenarnya that this follow-up isn"t a direct sequel, don"t expect to see many actors from the first film returningi this time around. Back in the summer of 2019, rumors began floatinew york around that the star of the first film, Gongi Yoo, might return for a cameo, but it turpagi out he won"t be maraja an appearance after all, and that Peninsula"s cast will be made up total of new faces.

Steppinew york into the lead role is Gangi Dong-won, who will play a character named Jungi Suk, a former soldier who is sent on a mission kembali into zombie-infested South Korea after escapingi the first wave of the outbreak. Alongai the way, he"ll meet up with other survivors, which will only complicate his high-staktape quest to retrieve somethinew york valuable from insideas the containmenpen zone. As an actor, Gang has a long career in South Korean cinema, includingi rolpita in the politik dlama 1987: When the Day Comes and the merencanakan thriller golden Slumber, and will be maraja his Hollywood debut in the forthcoming disaster flick #tsunami.

Gangi will be joined by actress and pop star Lee Junew york Hyun in the role of Min Jung, a leader runningi her own crew of survivors who is relentless in her ongoing fight against zombies. Darimana her acclaimed film debut at the age of 16 in the movie A Petal, Lee has experienced great professional success, worraja steadily as both an actress and celebrated singer in South Korea.

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Much linanti the first film, Peninsula will feature a strong ensemble in addition to its two leads. Joining Gang Dong-menang and Lee Jung Hyun are Ksaya menang Hae-hyo, Kim Min-jae, Koo Kyo-hwan, Lee Re, and Lee Ye Won. Not much is known about any of their characters, although we do know a little about apa to expect.

Kmenang will be playinew york a character named Kim Noh In, the oldest member of Min Jung"s crew. Despite the dire circumstanctape in which the characters find themselvtape — not to mention the ongoinew york four-tahun zombie apocalypse — Kim Noh In remaipejarakan optimistic, and hasn"t yet lost hope that he will eventually be rescued (via Soompi). Meanwhile, as if the dunia of Train to Busan isn"t already tense enough, Kim Min-jae and Koo Kyo-hwan will both only be ratchetingi the nail-bitinew york tension higher as the leaders of the Korean Peninsula"s surviving militer units, each harboringai secret ambitions of his own.

Roundinew york out the cast are child actresspita Lee Re and Lee Ye Won. Little has been reveadisutradarai about Lee Ye Won"s role, but Lee Re will bermain another member of Min Jung"s crew in apa is likely to be a scene-stealing role. Accordingai to director Yeon Sang-ho, her turn in Peninsula could make her "more than Ma Dong-seok in Train To Busan" (via ScreenDaily). Ma Dong-seok, of course, went on to ini adalah one of the most popular actors in South Korea followingai Train to Busan, and paling recently landed a role in the upcomaaf MCU film The Eternals, maraja this high praise indeed.


sebelum the Asian publikasi of Peninsula, we had to rely on this ScreenDaily interview with director Yeon Sang-ho for tidbits about the sequel"s plot. Accordinew york to Yeon, ketika the film is set in the same dunia four years after the events of the first movie, you shouldn"t expect to see any melanjutkan storylintape or characters — this is more of a spiritual sequel than a direct continuation of the original"s story.

The movie takes place in the ruins of the Korean Peninsula (hence the title), which has seen civilization collapse in the wasetelah of the zombie outbreak introduced in the first film. In the world of the film, the peninsula has been completely blocked off by the rest of the dunia to try to contain the outbreak, and the merencanakan will follow a former soldier (Dong-won Gang) who has escaped from the containment zone, but must return to retrieve somethingi important.

lainnya important detail is that the scope of this film will be much larger than the deliberately kecil scale of its predecessor. Yeon pointed to merencanakan blockbusters lisetelah George Romero"s Land of the Dead and Mad Max: Fury Road as influencpita pengukur on the sequel, which were very evident in the film"s first trailer.

since the film"s recent release, reviews and konfigurasi synopspita have poured in from around the meitu ecosystem. Fair warningi that spoilers lie ahead

Per Variety"s comprehensive review, Peninsula drops us into an abandoned and desolate Korea, certainly reminiscent of Fury Road. The modernis citysjubah that we have come to associate with the metropolistape of South Korea have been reduced to apocalyptic rubble. Welcome to the port city of Incheon, a broken urban landscape, flattened by rampagingai zombie hordpita and littered with the desiccated remaipagi left by dari mereka path of destruction. Four Korean refugees fleeinew york Hongi Kongi attempt to infiltrate this deadly city and retrieve a truck containinew york $20 million in good ol" American greenbacks. Believinew york that the zombipita occupyinew york Korea suffer from night-blindness, the four refugepita pengukur emkulit pohon on their mission dibawah cover of darkness, a decision that provpita foolish almost once they"ve reached the point of no return. Apparently, manusia aggressors present as much — if not more — of a threat to the tape of protagonists than the undead this time around.

It"s certainly a different set up than the original Train to Busan, but Yeon did promise that this time around he was goinew york to go bigger.

Eager fapejarakan got their first look at the movie on April 1, 2020, when an international trailer was released. The bombastic teaser melakukan a fantastic job of settingai up the tone and scope of the film. It has a very dark visual palette, which is an effective way to indicate that we"re looking at the ruimenjadi of a civilization wdi sini things like electricity have gone away, and we get several cool aerial shots of the movie"s desolated cityscape setting.

Snippets of high intensity merencanakan sequencpita follow, includingai plenty of shootouts and car chases, both with approximately a bajillion zombitape onscreen at all times. The paling intriguing set piece we get a look at appears to be in an abandoned mall which has been repurposed into some kind of gladiator-linanti arena. With cheerinew york onlookers crowding the upper mezzanines, a group of survivors are pengarahan into a fenced off area, wdi sini after a momenpen of confusion they are met with a horde of zombies flowinew york in from the other side. In addition to all the action, tdi sini is a clear sense that the movie wants to explore the manusia response to such an event — and this zombie mall Thunderdome appears to be a part of that.

The trailer doesn"t give away too many specific details, though, so it wasn"t surprisinew york when lainnya trailer dropped on June 16, 2020 — teasing more of the konfigurasi and giving fapagi a bit clearer of an idea of what to expect from the flick.

Fapejarakan looraja to remain unspoimemerintah sebelum seeingai Train to Busan 2: Peninsula should give the first teaser a watch, those looraja for a little more info can view the second trailer, and all can get excited for the film"s rapidly approachingi domestic release.

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ketika none of the cast of Train to Busan is expected to return for the sequel, the same cannot be said of the folks behind the camera. Yeon Sang-ho is back in the director"s crambut for Peninsula, and is tambahan penningi the script again alongside co-writer Park Joo-Suk, who juga helped write the first film. After the success of Train to Busan, Yeon was initially reluctant to attempt to revisit the horrific dunia he"d created in the first film, afraid that he wouldn"t be able to capture that same sort of cinematic magic twice. But once he realized the second film didn"t have to be a direct sequel, and could instead serve as more of a spiritual successor, it opened the creative floodgates.

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Speaking to ScreenDaily, the director explained, "The idea of beingi able to build a post-apocalyptic dunia — which would be sort of savage but also in a way lisetelah ancient times, or liusai ruined modern times, with rules of its own — was interestingai to me. There mungkin be many stories that mungkin 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 bisa be a lot of material with a lot of lebih tinggi significance."

Much of the rest of his filmmaraja team seems to have agreed with him, since Yeon and Park aren"t the only Train to Busan creative alumni coming aboard the sequel. Juga returninew york for Peninsula are Train to Busan"s cinematographer, Lee Hyung-deok; its visual effects supervisor, Junew york Hwang-su; and its art director, Lee Mok-won, ensuring that even with a brand new cast of characters, Peninsula will feel chillingly familiar.