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Alex Garland has serious talks with Danny Boyle about 28 Months Later

01.14.2015

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Screenwriter Alex Garland has been delivering some really solid scripts this decade with the likes of NEVER LET ME GO and DREDD, and the man's directorial debut, EX MACHINA, looks fantastic! His recent work aside, Garland has also been a collaborator with director Danny Boyle, having written 28 DAYS LATER and SUNSHINE. If you're a fan of the former, it looks like the two have been discussing a sequel recently and things are heating up. While Garland stated he would most likely produce a sequel rather than write one, he does say that he and Boyle have some ideas they'd like to implement.

Alex Garland on discussing a sequel with Danny Boyle:

We’ve just started talking about it 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. 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 piss.

I'm probably in the minority of people that feel the digital cameras of 28 DAYS LATER actually took me OUT of the experience, but there's no denying the effect it had on zombie movies to come after (even if they technically weren't zombies). While WEEKS was nothing mind-blowing, it had some great ideas at its core and delivered an entertaining experience. I'd absolutely be down for a follow-up, especially if Garland and Boyle stay involved in some capacity.

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12:21AM on 01/15/2015
this is great news! I hope they make it! I've been wanting a follow-up forever! Now we need a sequel to the remake of dawn of the dead, and yes I know they did remake day of the dead but from what I've heard it wasn't very good.
this is great news! I hope they make it! I've been wanting a follow-up forever! Now we need a sequel to the remake of dawn of the dead, and yes I know they did remake day of the dead but from what I've heard it wasn't very good.
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6:43PM on 01/14/2015

Awesome

Love both films = how many movies/shows rip them off since they came out. Great entries into the end of the world/ virus/zombie type genre. :)
Love both films = how many movies/shows rip them off since they came out. Great entries into the end of the world/ virus/zombie type genre. :)
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5:01PM on 01/14/2015
Sure 28 weeks later was poor...but that first 10 minutes alone...that was something else entirely. If ever a start deserved a better movie! Also, how about we bring back Hawkeye from the dead...now that I actually know it was him? :o)
Sure 28 weeks later was poor...but that first 10 minutes alone...that was something else entirely. If ever a start deserved a better movie! Also, how about we bring back Hawkeye from the dead...now that I actually know it was him? :o)
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4:51PM on 01/14/2015

Great news

Although 28 Weeks Later was, well, weak I've been wanting a sequel to happen since the tease at the end of 28 Weeks Later.
Although 28 Weeks Later was, well, weak I've been wanting a sequel to happen since the tease at the end of 28 Weeks Later.
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4:45PM on 01/14/2015
This is very exciting news! I'd love to see where this series will go next. 28 Weeks was a great film, I'd even go as far to say it was more entertaining than Days. I hope Months comes out in the next two years. Please make this happen Hollywood!
This is very exciting news! I'd love to see where this series will go next. 28 Weeks was a great film, I'd even go as far to say it was more entertaining than Days. I hope Months comes out in the next two years. Please make this happen Hollywood!
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4:04PM on 01/14/2015
Count me in the camp that prefers Weeks to Days. Here's hoping Months has something new and exciting to offer!
Count me in the camp that prefers Weeks to Days. Here's hoping Months has something new and exciting to offer!
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2:45PM on 01/14/2015
Loved the first one. It had a great atmosphere and great mood. While the sequel was decent for a typical zombie-virus film, it was shit compared to the original. They weren't even in the same realm.
Loved the first one. It had a great atmosphere and great mood. While the sequel was decent for a typical zombie-virus film, it was shit compared to the original. They weren't even in the same realm.
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2:23PM on 01/14/2015

Yep... I'm in.

Been hoping they would do this for ages. I actually had a good idea (in my head) for 28 years later. So glad to see they're thinking ahead.
Been hoping they would do this for ages. I actually had a good idea (in my head) for 28 years later. So glad to see they're thinking ahead.
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2:15PM on 01/14/2015

SOLD

I wanted this for a long time now. I loveddddddddd 28 weeks and 28 days sooooooooooo much. I hope they pick it up where the other one left off in paris.
I wanted this for a long time now. I loveddddddddd 28 weeks and 28 days sooooooooooo much. I hope they pick it up where the other one left off in paris.
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2:08PM on 01/14/2015
Funny how divisive this series is. I thought, with the exception of the last act, that the first one was awesome, and almost walked out of 28 weeks later, so what do I know. I like this tandem of garland and boyle though, so interested to see what happens
Funny how divisive this series is. I thought, with the exception of the last act, that the first one was awesome, and almost walked out of 28 weeks later, so what do I know. I like this tandem of garland and boyle though, so interested to see what happens
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1:55PM on 01/14/2015
I think it would be awesome if they somehow brought back Murphy's character from the first one.
I think it would be awesome if they somehow brought back Murphy's character from the first one.
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5:03PM on 01/14/2015
Might be confusing for some since I've seen two showings of this on television where they showed the alternate and more realistic ending of him not making it.
Might be confusing for some since I've seen two showings of this on television where they showed the alternate and more realistic ending of him not making it.
1:42PM on 01/14/2015
I liked Weeks more than Days. I'd watch another movie.
I liked Weeks more than Days. I'd watch another movie.
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2:40PM on 01/14/2015
Weeks was horrible. How do you even compare apples to oranges? Days' had a great artistic tone and mood to it. The sequel was just a typical zombie film.
Weeks was horrible. How do you even compare apples to oranges? Days' had a great artistic tone and mood to it. The sequel was just a typical zombie film.
1:35PM on 01/14/2015
Definitely welcome a third, loved both entries.
Definitely welcome a third, loved both entries.
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1:04PM on 01/14/2015

28 Week IMO was way better than Days..

Bring it on.
Bring it on.
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1:03PM on 01/14/2015
Honestly don't care at all about this. The first movie was awful, and the sequel was entirely forgettable.
Honestly don't care at all about this. The first movie was awful, and the sequel was entirely forgettable.
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1:02PM on 01/14/2015
Honestly don't care at all about this. The first movie was awful, and the sequel was entirely forgettable.
Honestly don't care at all about this. The first movie was awful, and the sequel was entirely forgettable.
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12:57PM on 01/14/2015
Are you also going to have "a sense of residual guilt" after this film is released Garland? Yeah you're a great writer but you can also make your fans feel like shit at times.
Are you also going to have "a sense of residual guilt" after this film is released Garland? Yeah you're a great writer but you can also make your fans feel like shit at times.
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