In these trying times, at least it looks as if we’ll have a worse reality to imagine on the big screen, with Peninsula, the sequel to Yeon Sang-Ho’s international smash hit zombie thrillride Train to Busan, getting its first trailer.
Expanding the scope tenfold, Peninsula picks up four years after the outbreak in Train, with having taken a considerable turn for the worse. Korea is left a desolate peninsula, fought over by survivors and scavengers amidst the roaming undead. Cheery stuff!
Though fans of Yeon’s work and the previous film will know, for all it’s gore and gloom there’s a tempo of unadulterated fun to the chaos. If you need to catch up, Train to Busan is currently streamable via several outlets. Yeon’s film Psychokinesis was distributed by Netflix in 2018 and is also well worth a look for it’s political commentary and sci-fi kookiness.
Peninsula was originally slated to premiere at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, which has been delayed indefinitely due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The film is slated for a July release to Korean theaters, with an ambiguous “coming soon” for the rest of us.