People are now getting ready for another widespread zombie virus coming to the cinemas soon.
The 2016 original horror film "Train To Busan" broke records, including the title of being the first film to gain the highest single-day gross ($9.90 million) and the first movie in Korea to invite 10,000,000 moviegoers to the box office in the same year.
With its stars "Goblin" actor Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi and Ma Dong-Seok, the zombie thriller earned a total of $34.3 million gross sales from its over 4.75 million movie watchers in just five days.
The "Coffee Prince" star showed his interest in joining the "Peninsula," though his character (Seok-woo) died in the first movie after he turned into a zombie.
However, Director Yeon already declared that fans will not be seeing the original cast members in the upcoming second installment. It means that Gong Yoo and the other "Train to Busan" characters will not appear anymore.
Nearly four years after the box-office Korean film dominated the world, Director Yeon Sang-Ho planned to continue spreading zombie pandemic through its sequel entitled "Peninsula" in 2020.
They started filming "Peninsula" on June 24, 2019 and picked Kang Dong Won, Lee Jung Hyun, Lee Re, Kwon Hae Hyo, Kim Min Jae and Goo Kyo Hwan as its main cast members.
Although they are already arranging the puzzle pieces to complete the movie, the film's distributor Next Entertainment World (NEW) clarified the news released by a French Media on Dec. 3, stating that Director Yeon reportedly announced that the premiere date of the film will be on Aug. 12, 2020.
"Though it is true that we are currently aiming for a summer 2020 release, we have not made any decisions regarding specific details for premiere dates in or outside of Korea," a source from NEW stated.
What Is "Peninsula" All About?
Talking with Screen Daily, Director Yeon shared a glimpsed about the movie.
"Peninsula" will serve as an extension of "Train to Busan" but this time, the zombie virus has already spread throughout the Korean Peninsula.
"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," Yeon said. "I'm still writing the script, but the scale is rather large since there will be action to it."
The director also disclosed that fans should expect more action in the second installment since the new characters will face the aftermath that happened in the first movie.
"Aquaman" Director to Remake "Train to Busan"?
"Aquaman" Director James Wan allegedly plans to produce the remake of the South Korean zombie thriller film, per Deadline.
New Line Cinema, the Motion Picture film studio of numerous DC Extended Universe's movies, won the deal for the rights to reproduce "Train to Busan" against Universal, Paramount and Lionsgate.
Gary Duberman will help James by writing the script for the planned remake.
Though most of "Train to Busan" fans are against this idea since "they will just spoil it," James assured them that they will not ruin the original film.