|A poster for 2016 zombie film "Train to Busan" sequel "Peninsula." / Courtesy of NEW|
By Lee Gyu-lee
A synopsis for the film "Peninsula" ― a sequel to hit 2016 zombie movie "Train to Busan" ― has been unveiled in time for the new film's release in July.
The long-awaited blockbuster picks up from four years after the plot of "Train to Busan," placed in a post-apocalypse setting.
Directed by Yeon Sang-ho, the story revolves around Jung-seok, played by Kang dong-won, who goes on a mission to escape the isolated, zombie-hit peninsula.
As he struggles to get out, he meets another survivor Min-jung, played by Lee Jung-hyun. They team up to fight against ruthless military troops and a massive zombie attack.
The film, with a budget of about 20 billion won ($20 million), has been making a buzz since news of the sequel's production was announced.
"Train to Busan" has won multiple awards including at the Baeksang Arts Awards and the Blue Dragon Awards.