Zombie Trilogy ’28 Years Later’ In Development

Sequel to 2002 movie from Danny Boyle and Alex Garland.

Sequel to 2002 movie from Danny Boyle and Alex Garland.

Zombie Trilogy '28 Years Later' In Development

Danny Boyle and Alex Garland are moving forward with 28 Years Later, a sequel to their popular 2002 zombie movie, 28 Days Later, which also spawned 28 Weeks Later.

According to the trades, the flick is being shopped around as the first of a new trilogy with a massive budget of $75 million. Boyle is attached to direct the first movie and Garland is writing all three of the new films.

Update 1/31/24: Sony prevailed in a bidding war for the rights.

Update 4/24/24: Cast includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jodie Comer, and Ralph Fiennes, and Nia DaCosta is directing the second movie.

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Cillian Murphy

What is 28 Days Later?

28 Days Later is a British post-apocalyptic horror film released in 2002, directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland. The film follows 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.

The film explores Jim’s journey as he tries to survive in this new, dangerous world, meeting other survivors along the way. It’s known for its fast-paced and intense scenes, as well as its focus on the psychological impact of the apocalypse on the characters.

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Robert Carlyle

What is 28 Weeks Later?

The 28 Weeks Later, released in 2007, was directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. This film 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.

28 Days Later brought in over $84 million at the box office on only an $8 million budget.

28 Weeks Later brought in $65 million on a budget of $15 million.

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