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

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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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  • Tester
    Color me interested
    • TheOct8pus
      Here we go....
      • OfficialJab
        They don't really call purple crayons that down there, do they?
        • TheOct8pus
          ...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".
          • OfficialJab
            I would have gone with "Rocket Glare Red"
          • TheOct8pus
            True....sadly I don't know the words to the Star Spangled thingy.... I have great shame....
  • Jon Odishaw
    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.
    • Franklin Carpio
      Agreed. The first one was way better then the second. Regardless I'll still watch it.
    • Justin R
      Right there with you, I really enjoyed the first one and would love to see this happen. I never get tired of zombies.
    • ari smulders
      they are good movies and i hope they make 5 sequels. I simpley love zombies...
  • davidshaw
    I'll watch anything Danny Boyle makes. Plus zombies are (still) insanely popular today. I hope they make it!
  • TheOct8pus
    Wow....it's been like 96 months since the last movie....
  • SkyNet300
    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?!"
    • Trilogy? What about 28 Years Later??
      • ari smulders
        exactley!!
      • Terry Craig
        Not to mention '28 Decades Later'
        • OfficialJab
          And then 28 Hobbit Movies Later
  • Charles Knowlton
    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.
  • ari smulders
    please please let this happen!
  • Бабак
    NO "Cillian Murphy" please.
    • TheOct8pus
      I doubt he'd be there....but why? You don't like him as an actor I suppose?
      • Jon Odishaw
        Never met anyone who didnt like him. Personally Im a big fan.
      • Бабак
        Yeah...
  • DAVIDPD
    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.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    what happens in 28 months?

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