Danny Boyle Talks 28 MONTHS LATER

2015/11/17 23:39:58 +00:00 | Derek Anderson

Since the 2007 release of 28 Weeks Later, the Rage virus has threatened to resurface on the big screen. Alex Garland recently mentioned that he had an idea for 28 Months Later that was being worked on by producer Andrew Macdonald, and now 28 Days Later director Danny Boyle is saying he wouldn't rule out a return to the franchise.

Speaking with IGN's Chris Tilly about his new biopic Steve Jobs, Boyle said that he would have "no hesitation" helming the third entry in the 28 series if it was unique enough from the previous films and also presented a similar "How are you going to direct that?" challenge of his Steve Jobs gig.

When asked about Garland's idea for 28 Months Later, a nugget of information that's currently under wraps, Boyle had this to say:

"But it’s a lovely idea. Because there’s been so many stories told since we did the first one – you know in television and other movies and stuff like that. It’s become such a popular device – the walking dead if you like, or zombies, or the infected as we called them.

But he had a lovely idea on them and it’s being worked on."

Boyle also mentioned that 28 Months Later isn't as far along in development as Trainspotting 2, which will likely be the director's next film. Before signing off for the interview, though, Boyle said, "I wouldn’t be over-concerned yet that it’s not going to arrive."

Although Macdonald is helping move 28 Months Later along, it's still not certain who will do the heavy lifting on the screenplay. Following his well-received directorial debut, Ex Machina, Garland is a filmmaker to watch. Right now the talented writer/director has his plate full with his next project: an adaption of Jeff VanderMeer's absolutely stunning 2014 novel Annihilation.

Time will tell if we'll ever truly get to see the long-awaited 28 Months Later, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details. In the meantime, what would you like to see in a third 28 film? Do you want Boyle in the director's chair or would you prefer to see 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo come back, or have someone else entirely behind the project?

Source: IGN
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