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‘Train to Busan’ off to strong start

  • Published : Jul 20, 2016 - 16:47
  • Updated : Jul 20, 2016 - 16:47

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Korean zombie movie “Train to Busan” is off to a strong start since its release at the local box office on Wednesday.

The horror flick drew some 330,000 presales from local viewers as of 1 p.m., according to data from Korean Film Council.

It features actors Gong Yoo and Don Lee as well as actress Jung Yu-mi. Each character battles zombies that suddenly appear across the peninsula. They head down south to Busan by train to escape from Seoul.

“Train to Busan” was screened at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in May. The movie was sold to more than 150 countries, according to its distributor Next Entertainment World. The movie is set to be released in North America on Friday. It is slated to be shown in Singapore, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, France and Hong Kong in August.

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)