All aboard for another zombie adventure. Not another zombie movie! Well, despite jumping on the zombie hype train (groan) a bit late, Yeon Sang-ho’s 2016 zombie movie managed to feel fresh among all the lifeless (another groan) zombie flicks out there. Okay, I’ll stop with the puns for a little. But in all seriousness, Train to Busan managed to be a great success. Grossing $93 million at the international box office, it became the 11th best selling film in Korea.
The movie follows a group of travelers who board a train right as the zombie apocalypse hits. On the journey from Seoul to Busan, they have to contend with the few zombies who made in on board as well as some of the less than savory passengers.
As one can imagine, this concept doesn’t exactly lend itself to a sequel. Would it take place on the train ride back? Since so many of the characters die, who would it focus on? According to Screendaily, the film won’t be a direct sequel, but will take place in the same universe as the first. In Korean the title is Bando, which translates to Peninsula. The film will focus on the virus spreading throughout Korea as opposed to just the confines of a moving vehicle.
Yeon-Sang ho is currently writing the script for the new zombie feature. Filming will commence at the start of 2019. Until then, it may be worth checking out Seoul Station, a short animated film that acts as a prequel to the original Train to Busan.