Danny Boyle Says He Would Direct 28 Months Later If He Responded to the Script

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 - 11:00AM
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 - 11:00AM
Danny Boyle Says He Would Direct 28 Months Later If He Responded to the Script
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The 28 Days/Weeks Later sequel, 28 Months Later, has been gradually building steam, and now it looks like there's a chance that Danny Boyle, who helmed the first film, will return to direct. When asked if he were open to directing the third installment, Boyle essentially said it would depend on the quality of the script.

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"I've got no problem [with that]," he told Indiewire while promoting his new film, Steve Jobs. "It's the usual thing: is it's not about whether people think it's a good idea that you're directing. It's whether you respond to the script or not. It's just like on ['Steve Jobs']. I got the script and I went, 'That was amazing. I hope I can add to that somehow and it be even better than just the experience of reading it.'"
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28 Days Later was a creative effort by director Danny Boyle, writer Alex Garland (who recently found success in directing with Ex Machina), and producer Andrew McDonald. All three returned to executive produce the sequel, 28 Weeks Later, but Juan Carlos Fresnadillo served as director. 

In May, news broke that Alex Garland had written the story treatment for 28 Months Later. Sadly, he claims that he will not continue with the project, but luckily McDonald is still on board, and is running with Garland's story treatment in order to get a full script written. Boyle previously said he would most likely only continue with the franchise in a producing capacity, but apparently, if that script turns out well, and there are no scheduling conflicts, there's a chance that Boyle will return to direct.

28 Weeks Later turned out very well, especially for a sequel, so it might be sufficient if Boyle just stays on as producer. But we would love to see him fully take the reins again, especially now that his career is about to get another boost with the awards-baiting Steve Jobs.

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