Danny Boyle confirms 28 Days Later sequel in the works
Zombie films are nothing new to the zeitgeist at this point in time, and the film that just might have kicked off our obsession with the living dead – 2002’s 28 Days Later – looks to be getting a sequel.
The film presented a post-apocalyptic Britain, and would-be survivor Jim (played by Peaky Blinders lea Cillian Murphy) attempting to survive the zombie invasion.
It was followed some five years later by a sequel, 28 Weeks Later.
Now its director Danny Boyle has said there are plans to return to his idea of zombie Britain, and he’s currently working with Alex Garland – who wrote the script of the first film – to make it happen.
"Alex Garland and I have a wonderful idea for the third part," Doyle told the Independent. "It's properly good."
"The original film led to a bit of a resurgence in the zombie drama and it doesn't reference any of that. It doesn't feel stale at all. He's concentrating on directing his own work at the moment, so it's stood in abeyance really, but it's a you-never-know."
So can we expect a 28 Years Later film? Probably not.
According to Garland, the new film will probably be set a couple years after the second film. The writer said in an old interview with IGN, "We've just started talking about [another sequel] seriously.
"We've got an idea. Danny [Boyle] and [producer] Andrew [Macdonald] and I have been having quite serious conversations about it so it is a possibility. It's complicated. There's a whole bunch of reasons why it's complicated, which are boring so I won't go into, but there's a possibility."
He added: "It's more likely to be 28 Months than 28 Years. 28 Years gives you one more place to go. 28 Decades is probably taking the p*ss."