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28 Days Later: Danny Boyle Is Working on the Zombie Franchise's Third Film

After introducing fast zombies in 28 Days Later, director Danny Boyle has got plans for a third film in the blockbuster horror franchise. Ex Machina director Alex Garland, who wrote the first film, will return for the project as well.

"Alex Garland and I have a wonderful idea for the third part. It's properly good," Boyle told The Independent.

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"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 shared. "[Alex]'s concentrating on directing his own work at the moment, so it's stood in abeyance really, but it's a you-never-know."

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28 Days Later's cast included Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson and Christopher Eccleston, while 2007's 28 Weeks Later starred Jeremy Renner and Rose Byrne. The 28 Days Later followup was directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and co-written by Rowan Joffe, E.L. Lavigne, and Jesus Olmo. Though Boyle did not direct the sequel, he remained onboard as executive producer.

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Boyle's latest project, Yesterday, opens in theaters on June 28. The cast includes Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheernan, Ana de Armas and Kate McKinnon.

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