A couple months back, we brought you the first poster and teaser for Peninsula, the sequel to Train To Busan. Instantly we were excited by the prospect of a sequel. Mostly because Busan is an all-timer. The teaser? It was wild, unexpected and got us sufficiently pumped. At the same time, there were many questions. With no answers to be found. Well, as luck should have to today the world has been graced with an official full trailer for the film. While there are still questions, it still looks like an utter blast. Witness it below.
Here’s the official synopsis too, if you prefer your action in prose:
“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.”
First things first, this is an official Cannes selection. We could just end the piece there. What has to be said though, is how starkly different this looks, compared to Train ToBusan. For some, that may be a sticking point. Yet, to focus solely on that, would be to discount the work director Yeon Sang-ho has done. Specially when it comes to creating a fully realized world. Busan is the zombie film with a surprising dramatic core. Seoul Station, the prequel, is an animated feature that moves to its own beast, as well. Now, Peninsula looks to occupy a space in line with Land of the Dead and Hurricane Heist. Where the hurricane is made of zombies, obviously. What else do you call that flurry of frightening zombie limbs scurrying about.
All that out of the way, Peninsula looks to be one exciting film. There’s action galore, colorful explosions, hordes of zombies and non-stop insanity. The real question, of course, is if this is something you’re looking forward to? Does the action element move you away from Peninsula? Do you devour any and all (hopefully not all) zombie films? The comments are open to your thoughts. Sadly, there isn’t a set release date for the movie. It’s set to land sometime this year and the moment we know for sure, we’ll let you know.