If you thought zombies were becoming passé, you may be right. But the genre looks to be getting a new rejuvenation with the upcoming film TRAIN TO BUSAN. Think SNAKES ON A PLANE except with zombies and trains. The movie is currently screening at Cannes and first reactions have been overwhelmingly positive.
Check out the trailer below:
TRAIN TO BUSAN is the first live-action feature film directed by Yeon Sang-ho, whose previous work in animated features (THE KING OF PIGS, THE FAKE) made him a cult festival darling. Yeon’s first ride into the live-action world stars Gong Yoo, the versatile Jung Yu-mi, and Ma Dong-seok.
“…with a MERS epidemic sweeping South Korea in 2015 and soaring discontent with corruption and economic disparity, a zombie apocalypse serves as a potent allegory for the dog-eat-dog world. In “Seoul Station,” Yeon depicted a homeless enclave inside the central train station as the ground zero of a zombie outbreak. “Train to Busan” picks up where that film left off. While the anime’s excoriation of the police and army is softened in the live-action sequel, scenarios of humans and zombies precariously separated by carriages fittingly symbolize the dangerous gap between society’s haves and have-nots.”
Keep your eyes peeled for TRAIN TO BUSAN to make it into theaters.