2016’s Train to Busan was a South Korean Zombie Flick that shook the dust off the stale genre and delivered something visceral to fans of shambling hordes of the undead. When the film premiered, it was a massive worldwide hit, breaking box office records in South Korea and receiving overwhelming critical praise. Of course, fans have been waiting patiently for a follow-up, and their wish will soon be granted.
Train to Busan 2 has already been picked up for theatrical distribution by companies around the world, including will go the USA for release in North America. Coming off the massive success of Train to Busan, as well as other recent Korean Hits such as Parasite, distributors are more than eager to bring the second part to theatrical audiences all over the globe.
With that said, as of now, the film doesn’t currently have an official release date stateside. In late 2019, rumors began circulating that the film would premiere in France on August 12th, 2020- an indication that it would likely arrive in other international markets around the same time. However, the film’s South Korean distributor, NEW, disputed the date. In a statement, the distributor clarified ” Though it is true that we are currently aiming for a summer release 2020. We have not made any decisions regarding specific details for premiere dates in or outside of Korea.”
Details on the plot of this Zombified follow-up are scarce, but thanks to a recent ScreenDaily interview with director Yeon Sang-Ho, we do have some tidbits to talk work with. The first thing note is that Train To Busan 2 is a sequel in name only. While the film set in the same world four years after the events of the first movie, don’t expect to see any continued storylines or characters.