‘28 Years Later’ Sequel in Development With Original Writer and Director

28 Years Later

Great news for horror fans! Danny Boyle and Alex Garland are back together, working on ’28 Years Later’. It’s not just a sequel; it’s the start of a brand-new trilogy. This is big because these two haven’t made a zombie movie since ’28 Days Later’ in 2002. That film was a game-changer in the zombie genre, and fans have been waiting for more.

So, what’s the scoop? Well, ’28 Years Later’ is the title, and it’s set to shake things up again. The first film, with its fast zombies and dark story, really hit the mark. It even made $84 million globally, which is huge for a movie that cost just $8 million. Its sequel, ’28 Weeks Later’, did well, too, although Boyle and Garland were only executive producers for that one.

Now, they’re taking the reins again. Boyle is directing, and Garland, who’s done some cool stuff like ‘Ex Machina,’ is writing. They’re planning to spend about $75 million on it, which is a lot more than before.


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What about Cillian Murphy, the star of the original? Well, he’s not signed up yet, but he’s definitely interested. He’s even shown the film to his kids, and they loved it. It’s stayed popular, which is pretty awesome for a 20-year-old movie.

What’s really exciting is how the sequel might tackle today’s issues. Remember, ’28 Days Later’ came out right after 9/11 and had a lot to say about pandemics and society. With everything that’s happened lately, like COVID-19, it’s the perfect time for a sequel.

And here’s a fun fact: even though Danny Boyle doesn’t think of his film as a zombie movie, it totally changed how zombies are shown in movies and TV. They used to be slow, but after ’28 Days Later’, they got a lot faster and scarier.

For now, there’s no studio or streamer attached, but they’re looking. The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is where this news comes from, so keep an eye out for more updates. It’s going to be interesting to see what Boyle and Garland have in store for us this time.

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