WATCH: Train to Busan sequel Peninsula Roars Back to Life in Terrifying New Trailer

The South Korean franchise is back with all new terrors.

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  • Photo Credit: Next Entertainment World

Four years after the release of epic zombie horror film Train to Busan, the South Korean franchise is roaring back with a frightening return to the decimated wasteland in new horror movie Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula.

Considered one of the best zombie films in recent years, Train to Busan was an instant hit with both fans and critics alike. Though not a direct sequel to the first film, Peninsula expands upon the terrifying world that director Yeon Sang-ho built in 2016. No longer taking place entirely on one train, Peninsula explores the greater, more expansive South Korea—and is all the more horrifying for it.

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Peninsula takes place four years after the events of Train to Busan. A young soldier named Jung-seok (Gang Dong-won), who escaped the disease and devastation featured in the first film, must return to the Korean peninsula on a covert retrieval mission. When he and his team stumble across unexpected gangs of survivors, they join together and find themselves faced with a difficult decision: to trust or not to trust in the good of human nature.

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Selected to compete in the canceled 2020 Cannes Film Festival, where the original Train to Busan got its start in a midnight screening, Peninsula is slated to hit theaters this summer. An exact date has not yet been determined.

In the meantime, check out the delightfully crazed trailer below now!

Featured still from "Peninsula" via Next Entertainment World

Published on 17 Jun 2020