Alex Garland Says There's 'Serious Talks' About '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.