On July 9, the cast and crew of the film “Peninsula,” the sequel to “Train to Busan,” hosted a media preview before the film’s premiere.
“Peninsula” takes place four years after the events of “Train to Busan” and revolves around a group of people who were left behind to fight for their lives in a ruinous country. It plays the main role Kang Dong Won, Lee Jung Hyun, Kwon Hae Hyo, Kim Min Jae, Goo Kyo Hwan, Kim Do Yoon, Lee Re and Lee Ye Won.
Kang Dong Won talked about the difficulties of starting a sequel, but shared his confidence in the director’s vision. “When I saw the script, I realized that it was a different story than” Train to Busan, “” he said. “They play in the same world, but they are different stories.”
He added, “I always have a feeling of pressure when I choose a film, make a film, or wait for a film to premiere. I hadn’t felt it when I saw the script. In fact, I felt solid ground. I worked hard not to disappoint the people who enjoyed “Train to Busan”. I hope Gong Yoo fans will cheer us on. “
Director Yeon Sang Ho said: “It was the same with” Train to Busan “, but people said that we would build a whole new world for” Peninsula “. But the concept didn’t start that way. I think it’s all in one certain light is just an ordinary story about people. Jung Suk is an ordinary person who has no big mission or cause. The background is all that has changed. The people who live in the land of the “peninsula” have the same Desires like ordinary people. With this in mind, I wanted to relate the characters by giving them the same desires that we are familiar with. “
Kang Dong Won’s character Jung Suk is far from the typical action hero. “I think that in the face of a disaster scenario, there will be times when you are disappointed and pessimistic about humanity. My character is a well-trained soldier, but I don’t see him as a hero. I think Min Jung and her family are the real heroes he meets after losing hope. He meets her and regains his sense of hope. “
The director and cast also referred to the current COVID 19 pandemic and its impact on the film industry.
Kang Dong Won said: “We are releasing a film in a difficult time. I hope that people take good care of their health. I’ve heard that theaters have taken serious safeguards, so I hope people can see the film when they have the time. I hope everyone stays strong and doesn’t give up. “
Lee Jung Hyun said, “The actors went out of their way to make this film. I hope you see it positively. Please wear a mask and pay attention to safety when watching the film. “Peninsula” is a film with many different facets. The second watch is not the same as the first time. Please watch it many times. “
“Peninsula” premiered in South Korea on July 15th.
In the meantime you can watch the film “Train to Busan” here!
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