“Peninsula” trailer reveals a world in pandemonium post-outbreak
The sequel to "Train To Busan" is here!
The first official trailer for “Peninsula” — Yeon Sang-ho’s follow-up to the 2016 hit zombie flick, “Train to Busan” — has dropped, and it teases a bigger story set in a post-apocalyptic world, four years after the onset of the outbreak.
While marketed heavily as a property tied to “Train to Busan”, the new film, according to Yeon, does not continue that story at all. “Peninsula”, in fact, is far removed from the original that he describes it as an apocalyptic thriller in the vein of “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Akira”.
“The idea of being able to build a post-apocalyptic world,” he told Screen Daily. “It’s interesting to me. There could be many stories that could keep coming out of that world. Destroyed, isolated, extreme, but with the hope of escape and humanism, and the way world powers would look at this place. There could be a lot of material with a lot of greater significance.”
Following new characters, “Peninsula” is set four years after the events of the first film. As a drect result of the outbreak in Korea, government authority has been decimated, with little left in the world except geographical traits of each location — hence the eponymous water-surrounded patch of land.
The new film stars Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Re, Kwon Hae-hyo, Kim Min-jae, Koo Kyo-hwan, and Lee Ye-won. Watch the full trailer here:
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