It’s been eight years since ’28 Weeks Later’, the sequel to ’28 Days Later’, was released. Now it seems a third movie in the franchise may actually be coming . The new addition to the zombie/outbreak franchise will be titled ’28 Months Later’. The idea for the sequel came to Alex Garland, who wrote the script for ’28 Days Later’, while he was filming his new movie ‘Ex Machina’. Garland shared his idea with Andrew Macdonald, producer of both ’28 Days Later’ and ’28 Weeks Later’, who will be producing the new sequel.
Garland has made it clear that he wants little to do with ’28 Months Later’, but does feel that it will make a great movie. He had this to say:
“About two years ago, Danny [Boyle] started collaborating on the potential to make Trainspotting 2,” Garland explained. “In that conversation, an idea for ’28 Months’ arrived. I had a funny idea. 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.”
Right now the sequel is still in the early phases of development, no cast or release date has been chosen. We will post updates as the story continues to evolve.