In the world of zombie horror films, you have to sift through a bunch of subpar films to find something truly worth your time. So many films in the subgenre just recycle the same ideas and themes, borrowing way too much from the legendary George Romero. But in 2016, the South Korean feature, “Train to Busan,” was released and showed that there’s still some life left in zombie films. And now, four years later, horror fans finally get a sequel to the hit film, titled “Peninsula.”
However, as seen in the trailer for “Peninsula,” the new film in the “Train to Busan” franchise isn’t so much a direct sequel to the film as it is a next installment in the world that was created in the first zombie outing. Set four years after ‘Busan,’ the world has been decimated by the zombie apocalypse, and all that remains are the small factions of humans and their twisted ways. Sure, on paper, this sounds like a million other zombie films. But based on the strength of ‘Busan,’ we have confidence that this will turn out to be another great horror film.
The film stars Gang Dong-won and Lee Jung-hyun. The director from “Train to Busan,” Yeon Sang-Ho, returns to direct the sequel.
“Peninsula” doesn’t have a specific release date but is coming soon to theaters.
Here’s the synopsis:
Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.