- FILM & PEOPLE
- New Films
Jul 14, 2020
- Writerby Pierce Conran
2020 | 116 MIN | Drama
DIRECTOR YEON Sang-ho
CAST GANG Dong-won, LEE Jung-hyun, LEE Re, KWON Hae-hyo, KIM Min-jae, KOO Kyo-hwan
RELEASE DATE July 15, 2020
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Just three weeks after #ALIVE, zombies are once again coming to the rescue of the local box office, as Peninsula, the hotly anticipated sequel to TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016) is poised for a massive debut on July 15. The film was warmly received at its press screening last week and was invited as part of the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival this year, which announced a lineup this year without staging any screenings.
Peninsula takes place four years after the events of TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016) and starts in Hong Kong with Jung-seok (GANG Dong-won), who escaped Korea when it fell to a zombie pandemic. He is given an opportunity to return to Korea and retrieve a large amount of unclaimed cash but during his mission his team is ambushed by a militia group, as well as hordes of zombies. He is saved by Min-jung (LEE Jung-hyun) and her family and together they try to escape the peninsula for good.
With a much larger budget and an all-new cast, Peninsula once again reinvents what is now a zombie trilogy, which began with the animated Seoul Station (2016), produced before but released just after TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016). The action-packed summer blockbuster features thrilling car chases and zombie death matches with nods to beloved action classics such as Mad Max and Escape from New York.
The film opens day and date in several other Asian markets such as Hong Kong and Singapore, and has already secured sales to 185 countries. It’s scheduled to hit theaters in North America on August 7.