A possible sequel to the white-knuckle zombie flick Train to Busan has reportedly begun boarding! AllKPop reports that a representative for director Yeon Sang-ho states a follow up to the undead thriller is “currently in its early planning stages.”
While the original film mostly took place on a doomed train being overrun during a viral outbreak, the next film’s focus is said to expand to the entire Korean peninsula.
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“We are planning to begin filming in the first half of next year,” the source told the press. “We still have not cast any actors, so we are still preparing a lot of different things.”
They go on to state the director has no plans to bring back any of the first film’s original cast.
The visceral Train to Busan was a break-out hit in 2016, combining ferocious, fast-moving zombies, with a train ride to hell. One of the most noted aspects of the film has how it managed to add emotional impact in between the intense fight for survival. While fans may miss the original film’s characters, not bringing them back will keep the dramatic weight of the first film in tact.
Hopefully, if a sequel does come to fruition, it will put just as much emphasis on the plight of the characters as the original did. It’s good to hear Yeon Sang-ho wishes to broaden the story of the infection, instead of simply rehashing the events of the first film with a paint-by-numbers sequel. There was also talk back in 2016 for a planned US remake of the original film, though there hasn’t been much news on that in quite some time.
If you haven’t seen Train to Busan yet, do yourself a favor and check it out right away. It’s currently available on Netflix!
Are you excited for a Train to Busan sequel? Stay tuned for more news as this story develops!