Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

The apocalypse really rips in this Train To Busan: Peninsula trailer

Illustration for article titled The apocalypse really rips in this iTrain To Busan: Peninsula/i trailer
Photo: Train To Busan: Peninsula (Well Go USA)

For as many times as it’s been exhaustively revived and revisited over the decades, the zombie sub-genre has yielded only a few truly awesome standouts—including 2016's Train To Busan. Four years (and an animated prequel) later, South Korean filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho is back with a sequel, Train To Busan: Peninsula. Based on this new trailer, it looks every bit as wild as its predecessor... and then some:

Just, like, piles of zombies. Massive, writhing, senseless piles of zombies. The imagery is sort of evocative of maggots, or maybe rat kings (if you know, you know; otherwise, maybe don’t Google that one), with a horde made up of dozens of moving parts, each individual and yet working as a cohesive, pulsating unit. It’s pretty gross, but, you know, also rad. Peninsula follows a soldier named Jung-seok (Gang Dong-won) who survived the previous apocalypse, but is forced to return for a dangerous new mission. Jung-seok teams up with some survivors and together the group encounters an array of human leftovers, including a theatrical maniac who appears to be feeding an “endless supply” of people to zombies in an underground pit.

Advertisement

Train To Busan: Peninsula also stars Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Re, and Kim Min-jae, and is slated for release sometime this summer. Here’s the official synopsis:

Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. 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.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter