Train to Busan won a standing ovation and drew strong reviews when it was premiered in Cannes earlier this year. Well Go USA recently snapped up North American rights to the zombie apocalypse thriller and released it in 27 theaters.
Also, Train to Busan made a solid splash at the Korean box office with an opening-day wave of 870,000 viewers, according to KOFIC.
An infected passenger lurches on board and mere minutes later the train is tumbled into turmoil. The infection spreads within seconds, the zombies are fast and stampede over themselves down the train cabins, almost like a tsunami.
Indie animation director Yeon Sang-ho, whose films The King of Pigs and The Fake have garnered international acclaim, continues to make his mark with live action feature debut Train to Busan and animated prequel Seoul Station which precedes the countrywide viral outbreak leading up to the train.
Ryu Seung-ryong from heart touching yet breaking drama Miracle in Cell No. 7 and Shim Eun-kyung from body-swap comedy Miss Granny — these well-known faces got behind the mic to provide the voices for Seoul Station.
Seoul Station is set for a wide domestic release on August 18.