Boutique distributor FilmRise has acquired North American rights to “Seoul Station,” a dark Korean animation from “Train to Busan” director Yeon Sang-ho (“King of Pigs”.)

The film is a prequel to live action zombie thriller “Train” which premiered as a midnight screening in Cannes and has gone on to a stellar theatrical career in South Korea. “Station” played as the closing film of last month’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and has its theatrical debut in Korea next week (Aug. 18.)

International rights are handled by sales agent Finecut, which has also closed rights deals in other territories. Splendid picked up the film for Germany, Austria, Benelux, Switzerland and Austria. Edko Films grabbed it for Hong Kong,. Nihon Sky Way took it for Japan, while  Moviecloud bought it for Taiwan and Myanmar Cineplex bought it for Myanmar.

“Station” is presented by Next Entertainment World along with Finecut and Myung Films. Production is by Dadashow.

The film has been invited to other festivals including Annecy, the New York Asian FF, Fantasia, and Sitges.