Watch: A new clip from Train To Busan presents: Peninsula
In 2016, Yeon Sang-ho’s Korean zombie film Train To Busan was an unexpected hit, taking £74 million at the global box office against a budget of just £6 million, immediately prompting talks of an English-language remake.
The high octane thriller charted a zombie outbreak across South Korea, told through the microcosm of a commuter train journey, and now, four years on, Yeon’s sequel has arrived on digital this week.
Train To Busan present: Peninsula has been a huge hit internationally, and UK horror fans have been patiently waiting for its launch here ever since its Cannes Film Festival debut was cancelled by the coronavirus pandemic.
We’re thrilled to share a brand new clip from the film that features a remote controlled car and hoards of the undead.
Watch it above.
The film picks up the story four years after the events of Train To Busan which saw a group of citizens trapped on a speeding train while a zombie outbreak ravaged the surrounding countryside. Peninsula follows a different group of characters travelling across the country that has now been entirely overrun by the living dead.
Director Yeon told Screen that the film is set at a time in which government authority has been “decimated” as a result of the zombie outbreak.
He added: “The scale of Peninsula can’t compare to Train To Busan, it makes it look like an independent film.
“Train To Busan was a high-concept film shot in narrow spaces whereas Peninsula has a much wider scope of movement.”
Boasting an all-star ensemble cast of some of Asia’s finest acting talent the film stars Gang Dong-won (1987: When The Day Comes), Lee Jung-hyun (Battleship Island), Kwon Hae-hyo (Default), Kim Min-jae (Psychokinesis), Koo Gyo-hwan (Jane), Kim Do-yoon (The Wailing), Lee Re (Seven Years of Night) and Lee Ye-won (Romang).
An animated prequel Seoul Station, also directed by Yeon, was also released in 2016, and all three films are set to be released in a new Blu-ray box set later this month.
Train To Busan presents: Peninsula is available on digital platforms now and DVD, Blu-Ray & EST from 30 November.