The director of 2016’s Prepare to Busan and its standalone sequel, Peninsula, has teased a possible third film within the zombie franchise.
Netflix’s newest providing from Korea, the sci-fi thriller sequence Hellbound created by acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho, has already turn out to be the highest non-English language sequence globally for the streamer, at the moment simply forward of Squid Sport. Its creator is finest recognized internationally for having directed the large horror zombie hits 2016’s Prepare to Busan and 2020’s Peninsula. Now, Yeon has teased a possible third installment within the zombie trilogy.
Centering on a gaggle of passengers on a high-speed prepare from Seoul to Busan battling to outlive after a zombie apocalypse breaks out, Prepare to Busan is a horror film that pairs exhilarating set-pieces with profound social commentary. It was seen as a refreshing tackle the zombie style and garnered important acclaim and large audiences. Following this, Yeon launched Peninsula, a standalone sequel set in the same universe as Train to Busan and going down 4 years afterward.
Yeon has now teased the potential of a 3rd film, saying it might be a mix of the primary two motion pictures by way of style and topic. Chatting with Selection, Yeon mentioned he has had concepts of additional growth for the cinematic universe he is created and desires to develop these into a movie. For him, a TV sequence adaptation wouldn’t be able to creating the identical spectacular visuals. Yeon went on to say that the potential third film could be much like Prepare to Busan in that it will “be carried out in a small, restricted house,” moderately than the high-octane automobile chases of Peninsula.
Korean horror films are hugely popular and have introduced a big viewers to South Korean cinema as an entire. TV sequence have adopted in these footsteps, and whereas it serves to watch out to not make lazy comparisons simply due to a shared nation of origin, the mixture of social commentary and ingenious horror could be very efficiently executed in Korean media. Prepare to Busan was extremely influential and has a stellar solid in addition. The film’s lead actor, Gong Yoo, went on to have a outstanding position in Squid Sport, whereas one other solid member, Ma Dong-seok, is at the moment starring in Marvel Studios’ Eternals.
The film rightly has a passionate fanbase that desires to see extra from the universe. Nonetheless, a questionable American remake of Train to Busan is at the moment within the works. Titled Final Prepare to New York, the remake has already acquired criticism for its pointless nature, taking an already nice movie and cashing in with a shallow rehashing simply so English-language viewers need not learn subtitles. The four-time Academy Award-winning Korean movie, Parasite, gave its director Bong Joon-ho an opportunity to advocate for overseas language movies in his acceptance speech, and the easily-overcome “one-inch barrier” of subtitles. Hardcore followers of Yeon’s movies could subsequently need to miss its American adaptation.
Whereas there is no such thing as a affirmation from Yeon in regards to the precise growth of a 3rd film within the universe, the thought is already inspiring a lot anticipation and would certainly be one other hit for Korean cinema – Train to Busan was a global box office hit with a worldwide gross of $98.5 million. Within the meantime, followers can try Yeon’s Netflix sequence Hellbound, which is on monitor to be the streamer’s subsequent large factor.
Prepare to Busan and Hellbound are at the moment accessible to stream on Netflix.
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