’28 Days Later’ Director Danny Boyle Discusses Sequel Plans

12 years following the previous franchise entry, original director Danny Boyle has revealed he’s working on a second sequel to 28 Days Later.

He told The Independent that a third film is in the works with Ex Machina filmmaker Alex Garland, who wrote the original back in 2002.

“Alex Garland and I have a wonderful idea for the third part,” Boyle said. “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.”

Boyle had mentioned returning to the franchise as early as 2008 and again in 2015 but only recently began having serious discussions about making a new film.

The initial film starred Cillian Murphy and saw a virus infect the United Kingdom with ‘rage,’ where the infected would maul and kill people but not consume them like in other Zombie films. The 2007 sequel, 28 Weeks Later which was directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, starred Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner and Imogen Poots and saw the UK trying to rebuild to no avail.

Check back soon for more on the followup to 28 Days Later.

Mark McCurley
Mark McCurley
Since Mark was four years old he has always loved the horror genre, even when his mother would be a good parent and not let him watch such films. It was when he would sneak into the Horror section at the video store called Tommy K's that he would see all of the VHS covers of classics like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. During his time as a journalism major and news staff writer at Southern CT State University, he had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren before a seminar in 2009 at the Lyman Center on campus.

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