Danny Boyle and Alex Garland have a wonderful idea for 28 Months Later

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

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It has been sixteen years since the release of 28 DAYS LATER and twelve years since the release of 28 WEEKS LATER. While there has been talk of another sequel, 28 MONTHS LATER, here and there over the last twelve years, I think a lot of fans are probably giving up hope on it by now. And yet here comes Danny Boyle, director of the first film and executive producer of the second, with more talk of 28 MONTHS LATER.

During a recent interview with The Independent, Boyle said that he and Alex Garland, writer of 28 DAYS LATER, 

have a wonderful idea for the third part. 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."

Okay, they have an idea. How close is it to being brought to the screen? Well, Garland has been busy focusing on his own directorial efforts the last few years, so 

it's stood in abeyance really, but it's a you-never-know."

Maybe someday we'll see 28 MONTHS LATER, but it doesn't sound like it's going to move forward any time soon. If you've already been lowering your hopes for it happening, I wouldn't get those hopes back up just yet.

Boyle and Garland's 28 DAYS LATER (pick up a copy HERE) had the following synopsis: 

A virus is accidentally released from a British research facility. Those infected with the virus develop uncontrollable fits of killing rage. Twenty-eight days later, humanity is on the verge of extinction and a small group of survivors in London battle other survivors while avoiding the deadly virus.

Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo from a script he crafted with Rowan Joffe, E.L. Lavigne, and Jesus Olmo, 28 WEEKS LATER (buy it HERE) told this story: 

28 WEEKS LATER, the follow up to the hugely successful 28 Days Later, picks up six months after the rage virus has annihilated the British Isles. The US Army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin — but they could not be more wrong. As the first wave of refugees arrive, and a family is reunited, a terrible secret is revealed: The virus is not yet dead, and this time, it is more dangerous than ever.

Boyle didn't share any details on the idea he and Garland have for 28 MONTHS LATER.

Source: The Independent

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