Train to Busan: The Korean horror hit is getting a sequel

The 2016 grossed $93.1 million worldwide and became the 11th best-selling film of all time in Korea 

Clarisse Loughrey
Wednesday 15 August 2018 11:24 BST
Train to Busan- trailer

One of Korea's biggest cinematic hits is getting a sequel.

Back in 2016, Train to Busan, which imagines a zombie outbreak as experienced by a train-load of passengers, grossed $93.1 million worldwide and became the 11th best-selling film of all time in Korea.

Its director, Yeon Sang-ho, has now confirmed to Metro that a sequel is currently in the works. With the English title Peninsula, filming is set to commence in the first half of next year.

"It’s still in an early stage, so there’s nothing decided yet. There’s just an early version of the scenario, and the working title is Peninsula," he said.

It looks as if the film will exist in the same universe as Train to Busan, but won't necessarily follow the same characters, as the director clarified that Gong Yoo and the rest of the film's stars won't appear.

Furthermore, the sequel will be shifting locations, moving from a train to the cityscape in general.

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