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Netflix announces new dystopian thriller from Train To Busan director

Netflix announces new dystopian thriller from Train To Busan director

Netflix has officially announced JUNG_E, a brand new dystopian thriller from the acclaimed director of Train To Busan.

If you’ve yet to watch Train To Busan, please stop what you’re doing and go watch it now. It may have only been released in 2016, but I’m going to go ahead and say it’s a classic. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho, the film follows a father and daughter who find themselves trapped on a speeding train during a zombie outbreak. Surely that’s piqued your interest.

If you are a fan of the film and just so happen to also be a Netflix subscriber, you’re in for a treat. There’s no shortage of great content to watch on Netflix at the moment. Brand new hit Wednesday has smashed viewership records, plus we’re just days away from the release of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story which has landed a very respectable score of 93% over on Rotten Tomatoes. You’re all gathered here though because Netflix has officially announced that a brand new dystopian thriller is on the way from Sang-ho called JUNG_E.

Take a look at the brand new teaser trailer for JUNG_E below.

Taking us to the 22nd century, JUNG_E is set in a dystopian future where Earth has become uninhabitable due to climate change, forcing humans to take shelter in man-made colonies. Where there are humans, there is conflict and a war ends up breaking out in the shelter. JUNG_E centres around an AI researcher who attempts to clone an elite soldier in a bid to try and end the war. I’m already sold.

The film stars Kim Hyun-joo as Jung-E, the titular soldier who is chosen for the cloning experiment, while Kang Soo-yeon will portray the researcher. JUNG_E actually marks Soo-yeon’s final film appearance as the actress tragically passed away earlier this year due a cerebral haemorrhage. She was just 55 years old.

We’ve got a small wait ahead of us before we can see the film, but I do mean small. JUNG_E will release on Netflix worldwide on 20 January, 2023. The film was actually originally meant to land in 2022 but was delayed. It’s not known why but better late than never, I say.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix, Next Entertainment World

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film