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Danny Boyle Has a Good Idea For Another 28 Days Later Sequel

June 24, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Danny Boyle is looking to rev the 28 Days Later world up for another rage zombie-filled go. Boyle told The Independent that he has an idea and is working with Alex Garland, who wrote the original film, to develop it.

“Alex Garland and I have a wonderful idea for the third part, it’s properly good,” Boyle said. “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.”

The original 28 Days Later was released in 2002 and helped lead to a big return for zombie films, despite the fact that the monsters aren’t zombies but instead rage virus-infected humans. The sequel, 28 Weeks Later, released in 2007 and starred Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner, and Imogen Poots. Boyle has been talking about a potential third film on and off since 2008.