Train to Busan (aka Busanhaeng in original Korean language) (2016) [read our review here] is still perhaps the last best zombie movie made worldwide. The plot wasn’t the most original one ever, a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea and passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan. But the fast-paced action sequences and choreographies and the never stopping intensity along the almost 2 hours of running time made the title to become an instant classic, getting very positive reviews in the whole globe. A never-ending list of award winnings achieved in a big handful of international festivals certifies that.
It was its writer and director Yeon Sang-ho who announced this week that he is already working on a sequel. The provisional title is Train to Busan: Bando, which would be translated in English as Train to Busan: Peninsula. The filmmaker stated in an interview with Screen Daily “It is an extension of Train to Busan (2016), after the virus has spread throughout Korea, but the characters are not the same. It shares the same worldview and is a zombie action film that deals with the aftermath on the peninsula of what happened in Train to Busan(2016). I’m still writing the script, but the scale is rather large since there will be action with something to it“.
Train to Busan (2016) had its world premiere on the 13th of May 2016 at Cannes Film Festival, and immediately it became one of the genre titles everybody had in sight for the whole season. With an approximate budget of 8.5 million dollars, the movie grossed worldwide over $80 million. That makes it one of the most successful Korean movies of the decade, and one of the biggest hits in horror from the Asian country. Check out the official US trailer for Train to Busan (2016) here:
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