Train to Busan remake director

On one hand, an American Train to Busan remake is a bad idea. On the other hand, the remake just landed itself a very exciting director: Timo Tjahjanto, the filmmaker behind May the Devil Take You, The Night Comes For UsHeadshot, and more. Produced by James Wan, the new Train to Busan is a remake of the  South Korean action-horror zombie film directed by Yeon Sang-ho that became an international hit.

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peninsula vod

Peninsula is making the stop to VOD much earlier than anticipated. Yeon Sang-ho‘s Train to Busan follow-up is set to be available on Digital on October 27, just before Halloween. The Peninsula VOD debut is set a month before it heads to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD in November.

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peninsula review

From the offset, Peninsula director Yeon Sang-ho insisted that the follow-up to his 2016 zombie sensation Train to Busan was not a sequel. After all, how could you replicate the claustrophobic thriller that was Train to Busan — a miracle concoction of emotionally-driven, socially conscious storytelling with nail-biting action and amazingly acrobatic zombies — without feeling like a tired rehash?

So Yeon decided to go to the other extreme: full-blown apocalyptic action. The result is a loud, over-the-top action flick completely removed from the emotional core that made Train to Busan an unexpected success. But for all its cartoony gore and gaudy imagery, Peninsula does at least fulfill its goal of being Mad Max: Fury Road with zombies.

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train to busan sequel

In 2016, animator Yeon Sang-ho‘s live-action directorial debut Train to Busan became a global sensation, with critics hailing the taut zombie thriller as one of the best horror movies of the decade. But Yeon never forgot his animation roots, directing an animated prequel to Train to BusanSeoul Station, which chronicled the beginning of the zombie plague that devastates South Korea. Yeon is planning to dive back into the animation realm again, with an animated sequel to Train to Busan, which acts as a prequel to his Train to Busan follow-up, Peninsula. And though Peninsula just hit VOD and select theaters today, Yeon is already deep into working on this animated Train to Busan sequel.

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Peninsula release date

Director Yeon Sang-ho released his acclaimed zombie thriller Train to Busan back in 2016, and we’ve been eagerly awaiting his in-universe follow-up project, Peninsula. Now the new movie has an official release date, and it’s coming to North American theaters in less than a month. But if you’re not ready to return to theaters that quickly because of the pandemic (and I certainly don’t blame you), the film will also be streaming exclusively on the horror streaming subscription service Shudder in early 2021. Get the details below. Read More »

peninsula posters

In a normal world, Peninsula, the eagerly-awaited sequel to Train To Busan, would’ve already played at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. But of course, we don’t live in a normal world, and this year’s Cannes was canceled. Thankfully, we’ll eventually get to see Peninsula, but for now, let’s make do with two new posters. They’re appropriately moody without giving too much away, and that’s just the way we like it around here.

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peninsula teaser

Four years ago, Train to Busan became a global sensation, with director Yeon Sang-ho‘s 2016 South Korean horror film hailed as one of the best zombie films of the past decade. And now Yeon is back with Peninsula, a follow-up zombie movie that ups the ante in every way possible. Watch the Peninsula teaser below.

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Peninsula first look

The Korean zombie film Train to Busan became a runaway success upon its release in 2016, and director Yeon Sang-ho is currently working on Peninsula, an unconventional sequel set four years after the events of the first movie that follows entirely different characters. Now the first images of Peninsula have arrived, and the filmmaker has shared more details about his more ambitious follow-up and teased that another movie set in this cinematic universe might happen one day – one which explains how the zombie outbreak started in the first place. Read More »


Train to Busan took the world by storm when the zombie horror hit debuted in 2016, spawning an animated prequel from director Yeon Sang-ho and the inevitable English-language remake. Now it seems like it will spawn a bonafide horror franchise over in South Korea, with Yeon directing a Train to Busan follow-up called Peninsula. But unlike many horror follow-ups, this won’t be a direct sequel.

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best foreign movies and tv streaming

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.)

It was just coincidence that this week’s Pop Culture Imports column fell on Halloween, but I couldn’t pass up recommending you folks some foreign frights. If you’re in for a night of horror movies and shooing away irritating trick-or-treaters, read up on this week’s spooky batch of foreign flicks. This week’s best foreign movies and TV streaming now include a Guillermo del Toro double feature recently added to the Criterion Channel, the best zombie movie of the decade Train to Busan, and Ana Lily Amirpour‘s breakout vampire western A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Fire up those subtitles, put on your fangs, and let’s get streaming.

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