Fans of Train To Busan could see Gong Yoo and company once again in theaters as well as the upcoming sequel of the South Korean horror-thriller movie. Well Go USA announced its plan to re-release the blockbuster 2016 apocalyptic movie and the premiere date for Peninsula in theaters in North America.
Peninsula is the sequel to Train To Busan. It will hit around 150 screens across the United States and Canada on August 7 via Well Go. The Korean movie also secured an exclusive streaming deal with AMC's streaming site, Shudder. It will be available on the platform starting in early 2021.
Well Go USA also announced that they are also working on the re-release of the original film, Train to Busan, in theaters across North America later this month. The re-screening of Train To Busan would also feature an exclusive first look at Peninsula.
The story of the Train To Busan sequel will pick up about four years after the events in the first installment when the South Korean's city was overrun by zombies. Peninsula will center on Jung-Seok (Gang Dong-Won), a former soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland.
He will relive the horror in the abandoned peninsula when he gets assigned to a covert operation with two missions. He needs to survive while trying to retrieve something for a mysterious man. Jung-Seok and his team will stumble upon some survivors. From then on, their lives will depend on what human nature will prevail among them as they try to survive the herds of zombies.
It looks like none of the original characters in Train To Busan will appear in the sequel even though a number of them survived in the first movie. Aside from Gang Dong-won, Peninsula stars The Battleship Island actress Lee Jung-Hyun, Lee Re, Kwon Hae-Hyo, Kim Min-Jae, and more. It was still helmed by Train To Busan director Yeon Sang-ho.
Craig Engler, Shudder's general manager, said Peninsula is definitely a kind of film that their subscribers would love to see. He also praised director Yeon for setting the bar high for zombie movies with both his masterpieces, Train to Busan, and the animated prequel Seoul Station.
Meanwhile, Peninsula was also honored as one of the 56 titles that will be part of the official selection of this year's Cannes Film Festival. Well Go USA also recently released the official trailer for the movie.