28 Months Later To Be Set in Russia?!
Just a few days ago we brought some rumor news from filmmaker Danny Boyle that he has an idea for 28 Months Later, the third sequel in the 28 Days/Weeks Later series. Nothing was confirmed because he was only quoted as saying he has an idea but it's not officially happening just yet. Yesterday during an interview with SlashFilm for Boyle's upcoming movie Sunshine, Boyle revealed that the Rage virus would invade Russia in 28 Months Later instead of France!
Although he wouldn't reveal much, SlashFilm did get this exclusive tidbit from him on the setting.
"It's to do with Russia actually. It's to do with that part of the world. NOT FRANCE. The second film hints that it gets to France eventually, and wipes out the French. But this third idea is actually more to do with Russia, but that's actually all I can say," said Boyle. "I don't know whether it will happen."
As with the original report from Boyle a few days ago, it's confirmed that he has an idea and wants to do it, it's just not confirmed that Fox Atomic (the studio who put out 28 Weeks Later) wants to do yet another sequel. 28 Weeks Later didn't make that much at the box office (only $28.5 million in the US), but the enthusiasm from it is still high and I certainly hope they make at least one more sequel, with Boyle at the helm again.
As for Russia, I'm not as happy. I was looking forward to the madness that would be Paris, France hit by the Rage virus, but if he can do something even better in Russia, then go for it. Good luck Mr. Boyle!