South Korea's zombie hit film Train To Busan confirms sequel

The original movie featured well-known actors like Gong Yoo (pictured), Ma Dong-seok and Jung Yu-mi. This time, the zombie action film will focus on the whole country and how it deals with the aftermath of the apocalypse.
The original movie featured well-known actors like Gong Yoo (pictured), Ma Dong-seok and Jung Yu-mi. This time, the zombie action film will focus on the whole country and how it deals with the aftermath of the apocalypse.PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE PICTURES

Get ready for another zombie attack as the director of South Korean hit film Train To Busan confirmed on Monday (Aug 13) that a follow-up movie is in the works.

The sequel to the 2016 zombie action flick will reportedly be an extension of the first film - which saw passengers in a moving train face-off against zombies - and revisit the zombie outbreak.

However, this time, the film will focus on the whole country and how it deals with the aftermath of the apocalypse.

The sequel is currently using the working title of Bando, according to online reports, and hopes to start filming next year.

The original movie featured well-known actors like Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok and Jung Yu-mi in an ensemble performance. However, the sequel is not planning to bring back actors of the first film.

Train To Busan was a massive hit, breaking box-office records in South Korea when it was released. It drew over 11 million cinema-goers, grossing US$83 million (S$114 million) domestically and about US$46 million internationally.

 

In Singapore, the movie was the top-performing Asian movie for 2016, earning over S$4.4 million a month into its release.