Yeon Sang-ho’s Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula will be heading to 150 theatrical screens throughout North America beginning August 7, in a major deal for Well Go USA, which also gives AMC’s Shudder exclusive streaming rights in early 2021.
“Peninsula is one of the most anticipated horror movie sequels of the last decade and exactly the kind of film Shudder members are hungry for,” said Craig Engler, Shudder’s general manager. Yeon Sang-ho set the bar for zombie movies with Train to Busan and its prequel Seoul Station, and we’re thrilled to be the home of his new masterpiece—and the only place where movie lovers will be able to stream this outstanding trilogy together.”
The news comes on the heels of a planned re-release of the film’s predecessor, 2016’s Train To Busan, which will also include a first look at Peninsula. The film was a soaring hit following Yeon’s animated Cannes darling, Seoul Station, taking the story into live action as it centers on a beleagured father and daughter trapped on a train headed to Busan in the midst of a roaring zombie apolocalypse.
The sequel, Peninsula, continues the epic dystopian adventure with all the flair of a George Miller desert thriller, packed with big scale action and harrowing drama as teased in the most recent trailers. Well Go USA long since nabbed the rights for its U.S. release but held off on a target release date due to Coronavirus concerns as theatrical exhibitors work to restructure to adhere to safety guidelines.
Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.
Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula, which opens in South Korea next week, stars Gang Dong-won, and actress Lee Jung-hyun (The Battleship Island), along with child actress Lee Re, and actors Kwon Hae-hyo (The Fake), Kim Min-jae (Psychokinesis), Koo Kyo-hwan (Maggie) and child actress Lee Ye Won.