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Train to Busan brings zombie apocalypse to Cannes

Dun, dun, dun! The zombie apocalypse has reached Korea. An unknown virus has spread throughout Seoul and there’s only one safe haven, Busan. New action thriller film Train to Busan is about the passengers of one KTX bullet train and their struggle to survive an unholy terror, and it just had its world premiere on May 13 at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

On board the train are several strangers, who by circumstance must band together in order to fight the oncoming hordes of zombies. Gong Yoo (The Suspect) stars as a single father to Kim Soo-ahn (Love, Lies). Jung Yumi (Discovery of Love) and Ma Dong-seok (Bad Guys) feature as a married couple. Also on board are policeman Choi Woo-shik (Ho-gu’s Love) and passenger Ahn So-hee (Heart to Heart).

This will be director Yeon Sang-ho’s first venture into live-action movies. His previous animation film King of Pigs showed a unique perspective on bullying, domestic violence, and child brutality, and was lauded as a fresh modern take on Lord of the Flies at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

He originally started another animation film called Seoul Station, telling the story of a zombie infection. A film production company was so impressed with his unreleased work that they asked Yeon to make a live version. Yeon thought it would be too repetitive to make two movies with the same plot, so he asked to make the live version a sequel to his animation film. However, due to conflicting production schedules, Train to Busan will premiere first, and the animated film Seoul Station will be released later as a prequel.

After its world premiere at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, Train to Busan will be released to domestic audiences in Korea this July.

Via News1, Star News, Hollywood Reporter

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Oh my gosh, i was wondering when it was coming out. It felt like ages ago seeing the cast on rm. Maybe now they can show up for real to promote their movie!

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This is exactly what I was going to say. I even more excited after learning that this is their second team up after Silenced. Is it too much to hope Gong Yoo ever comes to Running Man to promote the movie?

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Totally agreed, would love another appearance of Gong Yoo on RM, he was so adorable the last time. He was competitive but kind of goofy as well! Plus I could seriously watch the man do nothing all day, I can't wait till his new drama starts.
Gong Yoo, fighting!

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Is this going to be another Flu? Love Jung Yumi and Ma Dong-seok.

I hope it'll do well in the box-office against "Jason Bourne."

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This is so exciting. Because SK doesn't often do genre. In dramas it'll often times be more like a gimmick but I do appreciate that they experiment more in films.

It'll be really cool to see SK tackle something like this. Something more like 28 Days Later that's about survival. Loving the cast, too.

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Gong Yoooooooooo marry me please!

I don't like this type of movies, anything related to zombies, end of the world, things like this gives me nightmares for weeks :'( But I better catch this one, for GY.

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You can just rewatch Man and Woman to see Gong Yoo, just sayin' ... :P

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*gasps* Is it out already? Mon Dui! I never get to watch it. Andwaaae!

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One of the most anticipated movies in Korea good cast ,story and director plus it has gong yoo and Jung yumi

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I still remember RM happened to crash the filming set xD

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that right, i watch too

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What? When? With RM you mean Running man right?

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yes running man, it was last year or two years ago i think, they accidentally met while rm members were filming.

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This is the movie that I am waiting for the most, the cast, the premise, I will definitely keep my eyes on this one.

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Save Ji Sung.

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There were some news a couple months ago, apparently the producers of the Walking Dead are going to team up with Viki and make a show that will be a prequel to the Walking Dead and it will be set in Korea. It is planned for 5 Seasons.

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Alright finally South Korea does sci fi again. The Korean directors that did take on the few and far between sci fi thrillers were darned good at it. The Host is in my top ten list of absolute favorite horror/sci fi flicks. Right up there with Alien and Predator. It'll be a while before we get to see it with subtitles but I'll be waiting. Koreans need to go back to doing horror and more gritty urban thrillers like they did in the late 90s and early 2000's that's what got them recognized internationally.

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Bong Joon-ho (Host, Memories of Murders etc) is still doing what he is famous for. Making dang good movies!
His current project Okja (American/Korean film) should be released sometimes next year. He is co-writing it with Jon Ronson and he is also the director and producer.
http://www.dramabeans.com/2016/03/choi-woo-shik-ahn-seo-hyun-up-for-bong-joon-hos-monster-movie-okja/

Park Chan Wook (Oldboy, Vengeance trilogy etc) is currently at Cannes with his new film Agasshi.
http://www.dramabeans.com/2016/05/park-chan-wooks-agasshi-gears-up-for-cannes-premiere/

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The tVn show from 2010, "Secret Investigation Record" (aka "Joseon X-Files") was one of the best sci-fi/fantasy shows ever done.

Wish tVn would do a sequel.

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I completely agree. Joseon X-Files was one hell of a series.

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Zomies again, ohhh so original

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Zombies

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Wow, pretty great cast! I've never seen a Korean zombie movie, I'll be sure to check this out.

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You guys should see GY airport pictures going to Cannes. I think they got premiere last night and everyone looks good.

Anyway, writer. Choi Woo Shik is a baseball player in this movie. Hence he wears baseball uniform and hold a baseball bat in the pictures. ICYMI. Sohee as her fan.

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love the survival kit they have!;)

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I hate that title. Train to Busan. Sounds so boring. I liked the pre-released/literal translation Busan Bound. It's more open to iterations. That being said, it looks slick and really cool. Not too big of a zombie fan (because I'm a wimp), but maybe Gong Yoo can turn me around.

Also, I think you got Choi Woo-shik's character wrong. He's supposed to be a high school baseball player (hence the uniform), most likely schoolmate to Ahn So-hee.

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I saw the trailer and thought wow it looks good. Love survival movies like this!

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*gasps* Is it out already? Mon Dui! I'll never get to watch it. Andwaaae!

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Doubble post,darn it!

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I love zombie shows. Gong Yoo and Sohee is in this too! I've been wondering when Sohee will appear in shows after she left Wonder Girls. Can't wait to see this!

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It's coming to Phoenix! Going with my daughter (so she can tell me what happens when I have my eyes closed, lol).

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Great cast! I SO want to live in a world where Ma Dong Seok and Jung Yu Mi are this badass couple! Love Choi Woo Shik in anything!

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