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. And today, Sang-ho says he’s thought about dealing with that question of how the mysterious zombie virus got started with other films.
Director Yeon Sang-ho tells Screen Daily: “I’ve thought about dealing with that question [of how the mysterious zombie virus got started] in another film, which probably I won’t direct myself. There are a lot of interesting questions you could answer, issue by issue, with other films.”
Train to Busan 3, you say? Or would it be Peninsula 2…? Either way, bring it on!
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.