It’s kind of been a Chinese whisper for some time now – and by sometime I mean years – that Danny Boyle and Alex Garland would one day return to their London-set horror story of eye-gauging and Zombies that seemingly aren’t dead. This week, those whispers went up a notch as Oscar-winning director Boyle actually acknowledged them. Let’s all collapse in excitement together at the prospect of 28 Months Later now, shall we?
Boyle seems to love a better-late-than-never sequel too, with the announcement that Trainspotting 2 will be the directors next priority following the release of the eagerly awaited biopic Steve Jobs. But, that’s totally unrelated. What I – and I expect, collectively, we – are excited about is the idea that a third 28′ film could be hitting cinemas sometime in the near(ish) future.
The want for another installment in the gory franchise has been a universal agreement since the first film, and to hear some sort of verbal commitment (sorry Boyle, you can’t back out now) is a pretty thrilling revelation. Meanwhile, writer and Ex_Machina director Garland is working on the script which has been under way on and off for some time. Here’s what Danny boy had to say when he chatted to Indiewire:
“It’s in a process at the moment and I wouldn’t have any inhibition about being involved in it at all”
See, solid yes right there.
I’m certainly excited, and surely it has to be better than the disappointing 28 Weeks Later. Time will tell, but my guess is that the film will see a release date with or without Boyle attached as director. Let me know your thoughts in the comments box below!