Look, there isn’t much of a lead in here, because we don’t want to waste much of your time. We just want to get you to the goods. Back in 2016, a South Korean zombie flick, Train To Busan, took the world by storm. It garnered a lot of acclaim critically, for balancing gore and emotions. To say the sequel, Peninsula, was hotly anticipated, would be putting it mildly. We brought you the official poster a few weeks back. Now, it’s time for you to witness the insanity that director Yeon Sang-Ho’s follow-up contains. Check out the trailer below.
For you readers out there, worry not, as we’ve got an official synopsis for you:
“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.”
Holy cow, that trailer has it all. While Train to Busan was a slow ramping chaos, it made sure to deftly have a mix of humanity to go with the bloodshed. That seems to be missing a bit here. Yet this is only our first glimpse of Peninsula, but oh what a view it is. A death-match against a literal pile of zombies, inside a derelict prison? Colorful RC cars strapped with explosives? Hordes of angry zombies roaming the streets? There appears to be enough action here to fill several movies. Which just makes us all the more excited to see it.
Of course, that’s the big question: when will this come out. It’s hard to tell exactly. There’s no us release date in place. With theaters shuttered likely through July, it could be a while until anyone sees things in a theaters. The bright side is that Train To Busan didn’t get a big theatrical push in North America. It hit a few festivals & then wound up making a big splash on VOD and Netflix. If that’s the route Peninsula ends up going, it wouldn’t be the worst thing.
What did you all think of the teaser trailer? Would you prefer this movie release as soon as possible? Regardless of the method it became available? Make sure to let us know, down into he comments. Make no bones about it, Peninsula looks to make a great capper, to a trilogy that includes Seoul Station and Train to Busan. Speaking of which, if you’ve slept on either of those movies, now is the time to catch up! Both Seoul Station and Train to Busan can be viewed, for free, on Tubi & Vudu. The latter of which can also be seen on Netflix, should you have that. As soon as more Peninsula news breaks, we’ll make sure to update you.