Zombie stories are all the rage these days, with new zombie-centric movies, television shows and books appearing every year. One movie the genre owes a lot to is Danny Boyle’s 2002 thriller “28 Days Later.” This film set the tone for millennial zombie thrillers like “World War Z,” “The Walking Dead,” and the “Maze Runner” series. The sequel for “28 Days Later,” titled “28 Weeks Later,” was released in 2007 but there have been only occasional rumblings about a possible third film until now.
While promoting his new film “Steve Jobs,” director Dannie Boyle sat down with Indiewire to talk about the biopic and the next film he’s shooting, “Trainspotting 2.” During the interview he was asked about the possibility of a “28 Months Later.” Boyle replied that he would be very interested in seeing a third film in theaters, if the story was right. Screencrush reported on the interview, stating that Boyle also said:
“It’s the usual thing: is it’s not about whether people think it’s a good idea that you’re directing. It’s whether you respond to the script or not,” Boyle said. “It’s just like on [‘Steve Jobs’]. I got the script and I went, ‘That was amazing. I hope I can add to that somehow and it be even better than just the experience of reading it.’”
Asked where the zombie sequel is, Boyle said he’s not ready to get behind the camera any time soon. “It’s not quite ready to go, but, there’s been a bit of work done on that. It’s in a process at the moment and I wouldn’t have any inhibition about being involved in it at all,” said the director.
“28 Days Later” screenwriter Alex Garland, whose directorial debut “Ex Machina” was a critical darling earlier this year, revealed in May that while he helped come up with an idea for a third film set in the world of “28 Days Later,” he was not interested in writing the potential sequel.
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