First came 28 Days Later in 2002; then there was 28 Weeks Later in 2007. While Fox missed out on a golden opportunity to release a proposed third installment in 2010, fans have long hoped the saga would eventually become a trilogy. Now, series mastermind Danny Boyle is reviving hopes with talk of 28 Months Later, a film he’s working on with original 28 Days scribe, Ex Machina filmmaker Alex Garland.
Here’s what Boyle told The Independent:
“Alex Garland and I 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. He’s concentrating on directing his own work at the moment, so it’s stood in abeyance really, but it’s a you-never-know.”
Obviously, it’ll be a while before this film comes to fruition as nothing is set in stone. Still, I think most horror fans would welcome another chapter in what is widely considered one of the best genre franchises of the 21st Century.
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