It looks like 28 Months Later – sequel to 28 Weeks Later, which was a sequel to 28 Days Later (see what they’re doing there?) – may finally be going ahead.
Alex Garland, writer of the first movie, has confirmed that after a rights issue with the first movie and a disinterest after the second, things may finally be going ahead: “The rights to ‘28 Days’ were frozen, effectively, because they were shared between Danny [Boyle], [producer] Andrew [McDonald], myself, and Fox. After the second one, none of us really wanted to do another. Fox may or may not have, I don’t know.”
However, he adds: “About two years ago, Danny started collaborating on the potential to make Trainspotting 2, another sequel. In that conversation, an idea for ’28 Months’ arrived. I had a sort of weird idea that popped into my head. Partly because of a trip I’d taken. I had this thought, and I suggested it to Andrew and Danny, but I also said I don’t want to work on it. I don’t really want to play a role, and Andrew said, ‘Leave it to me.’ So he’s gone off and is working on it.”
The first two movies were certainly a step above most zombie movies, in fact they were pretty darn good, so a 28 Trilogy is certainly something we’re not against…