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What we know about the sequel for Train to Busan so far

Train to Busan (2016) literally became a runaway success when it became the highest-grossing Korean film in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore, earning a gross of USD93.1 million worldwide.

The South Korean zombie apocalypse thriller action starring Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi and Ma Dong-seok was applauded for providing a great social commentary on current Korean society.

Powerful people are disgustingly selfish; big corporate companies and government are responsible for a lot of death and destruction in the movie-world of Busan.

Now, a sequel to Train to Busan is on it way and here are five things we know about it so far:

1.The same director will return to direct the sequel

Yeon Sang-ho the director of Train to Busan is confirmed to direct the sequel. He also directed animation movie The King of Pigs (2011) and it went became the first Korean animated film to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

2.It follows the events after the train have reached Busan

Yeon has confirmed that setting for the sequel will not be on a train but in a city instead (most probably in Busan). Many entertainment portals have speculated the plot will be centred around finding the source of the zombie virus. A wild speculation is the storyline will be based on the zombies’ perspective.

3.Few A-list Korean actors have been rumoured to star in it including Kang Dong-wan.

When the rumours of a sequel first spread, many fans voiced out their expectations of seeing Descendants of the Sun actor Song Joong-ki in the movie. Some fans even wanted to see Song Joong-ki and his wife Song Hye Kyo starring together in the movie. However, what we know so far is that Kang Dong-wan has been offered a role in Train to Busan 2.

4.The cast of Train to Busan will not return
Gong Yoo is confirmed not returning to act in Train to Busan’s sequel. Credits: IMDB

Sadly, the director confirmed that the original cast of Train to Busan will not return to act in the sequel. The only survivors of the first movie are Seong-kyeong (Jung Yu-mi) and Su-an (Kim Su-an) while the rest are dead or turned into zombies. Although many fans wanted Gong Yoo to come back as a zombie.

5.The name of the sequel

The sequel is under the working title Bando which means ‘Peninsula’ in Korean. This implies that we will see the virus spreading all over the Korean peninsular. Filming for Bando is expected to start early 2019.

Patricia Hului
Patricia Hului is a Kayan who wants to live in a world where you can eat whatever you want and not gain weight. She grew up in Bintulu, Sarawak and graduated from the University Malaysia Sabah with a degree in Marine Science. She worked for The Borneo Post SEEDS, which is now defunct. When she's not writing, you can find her in a studio taking belly dance classes, hiking up a hill or browsing through Pinterest. Follow her on Instagram at @patriciahului, Facebook at Patricia Hului at Kajomag.com or Twitter at @patriciahului.
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