Yeon Sang-ho’s Peninsula AKA Train to Busan 2 has secured distribution all around the world with Well Go USA distributing here in North America. Yesterday, we brought you your first look at the new film via two stills. And today we have word via the director that the new film’s scope makes the first flick look like an indie movie.
Director Yeon Sang-ho tells Screen Daily: “The scale of Peninsula can’t compare to Train To Busan, it makes it look like an independent film. Train To Busan was a high-concept film shot in narrow spaces whereas Peninsula has a much wider scope of movement.”
Sounds good to me!
For the record, Yeon’s $16m follow-up is almost twice the budget of the $8.5m original. It shot for 62 days over three months starting in late June 2019. It stars Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Ye Won, Kwon Hae-hyo, Kim Min-jae, and Koo Kyo-hwan.
The follow-up centers on a former soldier who manages to escape from the Korean peninsula – a zombie-infested wasteland turned into a ghetto by other nations trying to stop the spread of the virus. Sent back with a crew on a mission to retrieve something, he goes in through the port of Incheon to reach Seoul and comes under attack, discovering there are more non-infected survivors left on the peninsula.