Peninsula, a South Korean zombie thriller directed by Yeon Sang-ho, will release in India on November 27, Zee Studios and Kross Pictures announced on Monday.
The film is a sequel to the hit zombie horror thriller film Train to Busan (2016), also directed by Yeon.
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According to a report in PTI, Peninsula, starring Gang Dong-won and Lee Jung-hyun, follows an ex-soldier who is sent along with his team to retrieve a truck full of money from the wastelands of the Korean peninsula inhabited by zombies and rogue militia.
“I wanted to tell the story of modern people who live in a rational society, and how they react to a new world enveloped in barbarism and contrasted humanism,” said Yeon in the PTI report.
Yeon also said that he imagined what Korea would look like after the outbreak shown in Train to Busan.
Shariq Patel, CEO Zee Studios, told PTI that Korean films have a growing fanbase in India. Going by the popularity of its predecessor, Peninsula promises to top that experience, he said.
“We are confident that this film will be one of the best theatrical experiences our audiences will have this year,” Patel told the news agency.
Hyunwoo Thomas Kim, CEO of Kross Pictures, told PTI: “We’re thrilled to distribute a Korean film in India in conjunction with Zee Studios and feel privileged that it’s Yeon Sang-ho’s much loved ‘Peninsula’, which is one of the biggest hit movies in Korea this year. We hope it will be a great cinema experience for Indian audiences coming out of the long lockdown.”
Peninsula will be one of the few new foreign titles to be getting a theatrical release in India after the Centre allowed cinema halls to reopen last month.
Peninsula was also announced as an official selection for this year’s Cannes Film Festival and was set to make its world premiere at the film festival. The celebrated film festival was cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.