Danny Boyle is a busy guy. There’s the Trainspotting sequel, two period piece films and he’s currently up to his eyeballs in press rounds for the highly-anticipated Steve Jobs, featuring Michael Fassbender.
But what about a return to the zombie/disease outbreak genre? Boyle has said several times that he was probably done with the 28 Days Later franchise and would only remain on as an executive producer like he did with 28 Weeks Later directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. But when asked by Outer Places if he would be willing to direct 28 Months Later (or whatever it’s eventually called), the director suggested he could return to the series, but it would depend on the script.
“I’ve got no problem [with that],” he said. “It’s the usual thing: is it’s not about whether people think it’s a good idea that you’re directing. It’s whether you respond to the script or not. It’s just like on [‘Steve Jobs’]. I got the script and I went, ‘That was amazing. I hope I can add to that somehow and it be even better than just the experience of reading it.’”
Filmmaker and 28 Days Later creator/screenwriter Alex Garland had previously said he’s written the concept for 28 Months Later and Boyle confirmed the development process has begun with original producer Andrew Macdonald.