Alex Garland Says There's 'Serious Talks' About '28 Months Later'

January 14, 2015
Source: IGN

28 Months Later

After 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, are you still anxious to see what's happening in the infected world that Danny Boyle introduced us to back in 2002? Well, Alex Garland, the screenwriter of the first film and producer of the sequel, recently spoke with IGN and said that there are serious talks about getting 28 Months Later to happen again. There have been rumblings of the sequel ever since the second film hit in 2007, but development has been stagnant for a long time, but now Garland indicates that there's at least some new life in the project saying, "We’ve just started talking about it seriously. We’ve got an idea." Oh?

That's a good start. Garland continues, "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.” Those complicated reasons likely have to do with the studio, budgeting, scheduling, etc., but it's comforting to know that they're at least talking about the idea again. The question is whether or not there's still a sizable enough audience to be interested in a sequel now that nearly eight years have passed since the second film. They were never huge hits, but there needs to be a decent sized audience for it to get made. Stay tuned.

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Reader Feedback - 25 Comments


Color me interested

Tester on Jan 14, 2015


Here we go....

TheOct8pus on Jan 14, 2015


They don't really call purple crayons that down there, do they?

OfficialJab on Jan 15, 2015


...And we call the red, white and blue crayons "freedom" crayons....and green is "dollar green"...actually, we don't even call them crayons. They're 'Star Spangled Markers".

TheOct8pus on Jan 15, 2015


I would have gone with "Rocket Glare Red"

OfficialJab on Jan 15, 2015


True....sadly I don't know the words to the Star Spangled thingy.... I have great shame....

TheOct8pus on Jan 15, 2015


28 days later is one of my favourites and ten best horror movies ever made(opinion alert) and while the sequel wasn't nearly as good(still a good film) I am down for more as long as Danny or Alex are involved.

Jon Odishaw on Jan 14, 2015


Agreed. The first one was way better then the second. Regardless I'll still watch it.

Franklin Carpio on Jan 14, 2015


Right there with you, I really enjoyed the first one and would love to see this happen. I never get tired of zombies.

Justin R on Jan 14, 2015


they are good movies and i hope they make 5 sequels. I simpley love zombies...

ari smulders on Jan 14, 2015


I'll watch anything Danny Boyle makes. Plus zombies are (still) insanely popular today. I hope they make it!

davidshaw on Jan 14, 2015

12's been like 96 months since the last movie....

TheOct8pus on Jan 14, 2015


Please make this happen so we can wrap up the trilogy nicely. I hated how they pointlessly (Spoilers!) killed off Jeremy Renner's character for no reason. In the theater I remember going "Whoa WTF was the point of that?!"

SkyNet300 on Jan 14, 2015


Trilogy? What about 28 Years Later??

Benjamin Hunter on Jan 14, 2015



ari smulders on Jan 14, 2015


Not to mention '28 Decades Later'

Terry Craig on Jan 14, 2015


And then 28 Hobbit Movies Later

OfficialJab on Jan 15, 2015


Normally, I hate, hate, hate and then hate some more sequels. But not this time. Those 2 movies were so good (and yes I liked the second one) that I'll take at least one more.

Charles Knowlton on Jan 14, 2015


please please let this happen!

ari smulders on Jan 14, 2015


NO "Cillian Murphy" please.

Бабак on Jan 15, 2015


I doubt he'd be there....but why? You don't like him as an actor I suppose?

TheOct8pus on Jan 15, 2015


Never met anyone who didnt like him. Personally Im a big fan.

Jon Odishaw on Jan 15, 2015



Бабак on Jan 15, 2015


I know the chances of his return are nearly impossible, but I would so love to Boyle return to this series and make a legit sequel.

DAVIDPD on Jan 15, 2015


what happens in 28 months?

Rock n Rollllll on Jan 16, 2015

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