By: John M Jerva
Here’s some big news today as it was just announced that Shudder has gone into business with Well Go USA for streaming rights to the highly anticipated sequel Train to Busan Presents Peninsula. The film is expected to receive a theater release staring on August 7th and Shudder will bring the film to its service in early 2021. Check out the full press release below!
Well Go USA Entertainment announced today that the highly anticipated zombie thriller Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula will debut in North American theaters on August 7, 2020. AMC Networks’ genre streaming service Shudder has also come on board for the exclusive North American streaming rights to the Train to Busan sequel and plans to premiere the film on their subscription platform in early 2021. Train to Busan is also set to re-release theatrically across North America starting in July, with an exclusive first look at Peninsula.
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.
“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. 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,” said Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager.
The follow up looks more like a military Actioner where the original was a heart stopping thrill ride of immense proportions.
In anticipation of the release, in its homeland of Korea as well as the Cannes Film Festival, Well Go USA is pulling out all the stops and with theatrical releases light to say the least right now, this one should bode well if released soon.
Yeon Sang-Ho (Train to Busan) returns again to helm with a cast that includes Gang Dong-Won (My Brilliant Life) as Jung-Seok, Lee Jung-Hyun (The Battleship Island) as Min-Jung, Lee Re (Witch’s Court) as Joon, Kwon Hae-Hyo (The Crowned Clown) as Kim Noh, Kim Min-Jae (Urban Cops), Go Kyo-Hwan, Kim Do-Yoon, and Lee Ye-Won.