’28 Years Later’ Lands Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jodie Comer, Ralph Fiennes

Danny Boyle and Alex Garland are returning to kick off a new zombie trilogy at Sony Pictures.

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Summary

  • Upcoming 28 Years Later zombie trilogy from Danny Boyle and Alex Garland has cast Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jodie Comer, and Ralph Fiennes, all English actors
  • The new trilogy will be released by Sony Pictures
  • The first film will be directed by Boyle and written by Garland, while Nia DaCosta will direct the second film

The upcoming 28 Years Later zombie trilogy from Danny Boyle and Alex Garland has landed three big names with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jodie Comer, and Ralph Fiennes, all three of which are English actors which fits with the setting of the two original films.

As previously reported, the new trilogy will also be released by Sony Pictures.

Boyle, who directed 28 Days Later back in 2002, the first of the original movies, will be directing the first film of the new zombie trilogy from a script by Alex Garland who also wrote 28 Days Later and is behind the new A24 Civil War movie, as well as Ex Machina and Annihilation.

Nia DaCosta, who recently directed The Marvels, will be directing the second film in the new zombie trilogy, with both movies filming back to back.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is known for a plethora of roles and will star as Kraven the Hunter in Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff of the same name which gets released Aug. 30, and he also happens to be said to be playing the next James Bond.

Jodie Comer is known for Killing Eve, Free Guy, The Last Duel, The Bikeriders, and she was rumored to play Sue Storm/Invisible Woman in Marvel’s Fantastic Four, a part that went to Vanessa Kirby.

Ralph Fiennes is known for a plethora of work including Schindler’s List, Harry Potter, and James Bond.

Update: Jack O’Connell has also joined the cast.

No plot details are known about the new 28 Years Later trilogy, but it seems obvious it will be set almost 30 years after the previous films.

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Cillian Murphy in 28 Days Later

28 Days Later is a British post-apocalyptic horror film following the story of a man named Jim (played by Cillian Murphy) who wakes up from a coma to discover that the entire city of London has been ravaged by a highly contagious virus, turning most of the population into violent, bloodthirsty zombies.

No word, yet, if Murphy will be back for the new films.

28 Weeks Later, released in 2007, was directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, and is set in the same universe as the first and takes place six months after the initial outbreak. It follows the efforts to repopulate and rebuild London, but of course, things take a dark turn. The virus makes a return, and chaos ensues once again.

The two films brought in nearly $150 million on budgets of only $8 million for the first film and $15 million for the second.

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