In may 2016 the Cannes Film Festival was filled with zombies, with the release of ‘Train to Busan’, a feature film from south korea that became an international success and broke records by being the first movie of that year to break the barrier of 10 million viewers. What makes it so special that film within the genre of zombies is that it takes place almost entirely within a train, a claustrophobic space in which there is no place to hide or where to run away.
The sequel, ‘Train to Busan 2: Peninsula’, takes place 4 years after the events narrated in the first part, and now the virus has spread throughout the Korean peninsula, turning it into a desert post-apocalyptic in which a small group of survivors wanders the night streets trying to escape the undead. Not be complete until 2021, but it has already presented its first international trailer that you can see below subtitled in Spanish:
‘Peninsula’, that will have a lot more action, blood and spectacle to break out of that confinement, is once again behind the camera and in the script with Yeon Sang-ho, director of ‘The Fake’ and ‘Pk’, and also to co-write with Joo-Suk Park. The cast is composed by actors and actresses, little-known in Europe as Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Re, Kim Min-jae, and Koo Kyo-hwan; although it also appears Kwon Hae-hyo, whom we could see in ‘The day after’ from Sang-soo Hong. Before this sequel, ‘Train to Busan’ already had a prequel animated, ‘Seoul Station’, released only a month after that and in which is narrated the origin of the virus, although none of the three films share characters.
A contracorriente films, which already held the premiere of the first installment, bring ‘Train to Busan 2: Peninsula’ to the cinemas spaniards in the first half of 2021. ‘Train to Busan’ and ‘Seoul Station’ are available on Netflix.
The coronavirus zombie
As it could not be otherwise, is already in place the jump to the film of the pandemic coronavirus, but as you see that a bad flu is not very spectacular, ‘Crown Zombies’ turns people infected into a sort of living dead, “a vision, satirical, timely, and of a global pandemic out of control”. Full Moon Features is the production company behind this project that will reach directly to Amazon Prime Video the next April 10, and that includes all of the topics that has left us this confinement, rolls of toilet paper included.
? Full Moon Features (@fullmoonhorror) April 1, 2020