'Train to Busan 2: Peninsula': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the zombie movie sequel

The story picks up four years after the incidents of the first film and the city of Busan is now in complete ruins


                            'Train to Busan 2: Peninsula': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the zombie movie sequel
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Fans of South Korean horror flicks and zombie universes can rejoice. There’s a sequel to the 2016 Yeon Sang-ho film ‘Train to Busan’ and it looks and sounds awesome. Presenting, ‘Train to Busan 2: Peninsula’.

Release date

‘Train to Busan 2: Peninsula’ will hit the theaters on August 6, 2020.

Plot

The 2016 first part takes place mostly on a train that’s headed to Busan as a zombie apocalypse suddenly breaks out in the country and threatens the safety of the passengers. According to Looper, ‘Train to Busan 2: Peninsula’ isn't so much a sequel, as it is a standalone film that takes place in the same universe as the first. 

The story picks up four years after the incidents of the first film. The city of Busan is now in complete ruins. The name of the sequel comes from the Korean peninsula, which in the film shows barely any signs of civilization.

Cast

Dong-won Gang as Jung Suk

Dong-won Gang (IMDb)

The 39-year-old South Korean actor has been a household name in the country's film industry. His more famous roles include '1987: When the Day Comes', 'Golden Slumber' and 'A Violent Prosecutor'. He will be making his Hollywood debut later this year in 'Tsunami LA'.

Jung-hyun Lee as Min Jung

Jung-hyun Lee in 'Myeong-ryang' (IMDb)

The 40-year-old South Korean pop singer and actor is also known by her occasional stage name Ava. Her illustrious music career is only comparable to her acting career. She's played memorable roles in films like 'The Admiral', 'Battleship Island', 'Love, Again', and more.

Creator

Yeon Sang-ho

The 42-year-old South Korean writer and director rose to fame with animated features like ‘The King of Pigs’ and ‘The Fake’. His live-action credits include ‘Train to Busan’, ‘Seoul Station’ and ‘Psychokinesis’.

Trailer

The film’s trailer that dropped earlier this month shows the ghost town that is now Busan. Which makes sense because of the zombie apocalypse. The trailer sees Dong-won Gang’s Jung Suk arriving in the ravaged city, armed, to investigate. Jung Suk and some of the survivors cautiously navigate through what's left of the city and make a staggering discovery — the living dead are still on the streets. 

And things have gotten way more messed up in the four years that have passed. The zombies have now developed a tolerance to sunlight and developed advanced hearing senses. And besides the zombies, there are cannibalistic and bloodthirsty humans that are also a huge threat.



 

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