Summer zombie blockbuster 'Peninsula' sold to 185 overseas markets

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Summer zombie blockbuster 'Peninsula' sold to 185 overseas markets

These images provided by NEW show, from left to right, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Malaysian posters for the upcoming Korean zombie blockbuster, "Peninsula." [NEW]

These images provided by NEW show, from left to right, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Malaysian posters for the upcoming Korean zombie blockbuster, "Peninsula." [NEW]

"Peninsula," the sequel to director Yeon Sang-ho's 2016 zombie blockbuster "Train to Busan," has been sold to over 180 overseas markets, according to its distributor on Tuesday.
 
The film, set to hit the Korean box office on July 15, was sold to 185 nations and territories, including Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Britain, France and Italy, according to NEW.
 
The movie was also picked up by major markets in North and South America, Central Asia and the Middle East.
 
"Peninsula" surpassed its prequel in terms of the number of markets it has been sold to. "Train to Busan," the highest-grossing film in Korea in 2016, was purchased by 160 nations and territories.
 
The film will hit Taiwanese and Hong Kong cinemas on the same day as the Korean release. The Malaysian box office release will come the following day, on July 16.
 
Starring Gang Dong-won and Lee Jung-hyun, "Peninsula" tells the tale of survivors of a zombie-infested Korean peninsula four years after the events of "Train to Busan." It follows protagonist Jung-suk, who returns to the Korean Peninsula. 
 
"Peninsula" was selected for the official lineup of this year's Cannes Film Festival.
 
Yonhap 

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