South Korean zombie thriller “Peninsula”, directed by Yeon Sang-ho, is slated to be launched in Indian theatres on November 27, Zee Studios and Kross Pictures mentioned on Monday. “Peninsula” is the sequel to the 2016 superhit zombie movie “Train to Busan”, additionally directed by Yeon. The choice to launch the movie in India got here days after Maharashtra authorities allowed reopening of theatres and multiplexes outdoors coronavirus containment zones from November 5.
“Peninsula”, which was a significant draw on the Korean field workplace when the nation’s theatres resumed exercise after COVID-19 induced lockdown, is ready 4 years after the zombie virus outbreak as depicted in “Train to Busan”. The movie, starring Gang Dong-won and Lee Jung-hyun, follows an ex-soldier who is shipped alongside together with his group to retrieve a truck full of cash from the wastelands of the Korean peninsula now inhabited by zombies and rogue militia.
Yeon mentioned he imagined what Korea would appear like after the outbreak depicted in “Train to Busan” and what sort of eventualities would unfold. “It is also the culmination of all the anticipation from fans all over the world. 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,” the director mentioned in a press release.
According to Shariq Patel, CEO Zee Studios, Korean movies have a rising fanbase in India and going by the recognition of its predecessor, “Peninsula” guarantees to high that have. “We are confident that this film will be one of the best theatrical experiences our audiences will have this year,” Patel added. Hyunwoo Thomas Kim, CEO of Kross Pictures, mentioned, “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” was introduced as an official Cannes Film Festival 2020 Selection and was set to make its world premiere on the prestigious film gala, which couldn’t be held in its “original form” within the wake of the pandemic. PTI RDS RDS