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 Busan, Seoul 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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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 »
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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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
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Yeon Sang-ho, the South Korean filmmaker behind the completely bonkers 2016 zombie movie Train to Busan, is back. And on the off chance you were worried he might tone things down a bit in his newest movie, you can safely put those worries to rest: Psychokinesis is bursting with a new batch of wild antics, and this thing looks like a total blast.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we find life once again in the zombie genre, get interested in a real DJ, get disinterested in a fake DJ, revel in the joy of a bloody throwback, revel even more in a bloody (and salaciously sexy) throwback, and get in touch with our Aboriginal roots. Read More »