Danny Boyle and Alex Garland in 'Serious' Conversations About a 28 Months Later Movie
It's 8 years since we last got to visit Danny Boyle and Alex Garland's zombie apocalypse in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's 28 Weeks later, and we'd almost given up hope of a return to the world that all started with one of the best zombie movies of all time, 28 Days Later. But hope could be on the horizon with word from Alex Garland, the man that wrote 28 Days later, that he is having what he calls serious discussions with 28 Days Director Danny Boyle about another installment into the story, which would be logically titled 28 Months Later.
"We've just started talking about it seriously...We've got an idea," said Garland in an interview with IGN "Danny Boyle and [producer] Andrew [Macdonald] and I have been having quite serious conversations about it so it is a possibility. It's complicated. There's a whole bunch of reasons why it's complicated, which are boring so I won't go into, but there's a possibility."
When it comes to the prospect of seeing a new zombie movie from these guys, I'm pretty sure there are no aspects of these discussions that would be boring, but I'll let him have his secrets.
Starring Cillian Murphy and Christopher Eccleston, 28 Days later was hit at the box office as well as with critics. Boyle and Garland's movie raked in over $82m in global box office revenue, which is not too shabby for a movie that cost just $8m to make. The scenes of a dazed Murphy stumbling through London's deserted streets contain some of the Zombie genre's most iconic shots, and the prospect of Boyle and Garland teaming up to bring more visuals like that to our screens is certainly a tantalizing one. 28 Weeks later, while less of a hit, was still a memorable exploration of the Zombie genre. It featured an up and coming Jeremy Renner alongside Rose Byrne, Idris Elba and Robert Carlyle, and as far as sequels go in this genre, it was a standout effort.
This is definitely a story to keep an eye on in the coming months.