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UPDATED: Exclusive: Danny Boyle Directing the Next 28 Days Later Sequel

Exclusive: Danny Boyle Directing the Next 28 Days Later SequelHere’s some great news to kick off your week with … the 28 Days Later franchise thus far has been nothing short of killer with two rock-solid installments. We just got some really interesting news regarding the third film in the series.

Dread Central has learned exclusively that the director of the original film, Danny Boyle, is planning to return to direct the as of yet untitled third film in the franchise. Details are scant at the moment, but we’re working to get some more for you.

Both 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later told the story of what happens when a rage virus gets loose in the UK, turning its hosts into maniacal pissed off killers. Sort of like zombies but not really. Look for more on this exciting bit of news as we get it!

UPDATE:
For those wondering, this news has come from Boyle himself. The director indicated to a good friend of our site that “there’s another 28 Days Later in the works.” When asked if the title would be 28 Months Later, Boyle replied “In theory, yes.” Immediately the next question was if he’d be producing, to which Boyle responded, “Actually I want to direct it.” There you have it, kids. From the horse’s mouth.

UPDATE 2:
If you can’t wait until 28 Months Later comes to a theater near you, you can always whet your appetite with our extensive coverage of “>The Walking Dead, coming to AMC cable channel on October 31th. Make sure to check out our 4 part set visit posts:
Part 1 = Bringing Kirkman’s Walking Dead to Life
Part 2 = Zombies Invade the ATL
Part 3 = Casting and Prepping Production
Part 4 = Prosthetics and Buckets of Blood

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  • gdon9

    I’m hoping they get it right too. Thanks for this post.

  • Vanvance1

    This is good news. I’m hoping this time they can get it right.

    Now before anyone says I don’t appreciate Boyle or Alex Garland know that I thought ‘Sunshine’ was brilliant and completely satisfying.

    28 Days Later has good points, but the unbelievable character arcs wreck the film for me. The sequel was well nigh unwatchable (my eyes got tired of trying to figure out what was going on).

  • GJW

    YES! I have been waiting/hoping for another one of these. I very much liked the first two. Enjoy the score also. Perfect for the atmosphere of the movie. No title yet? Aren’t we going to stay on trend and just go with 28 Months later?

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