New Trilogy To Bring ’28 Days Later’ Franchise Back To Life

28 years later

January 11, 2024

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Get ready for another adrenaline-pumping sprint through the ruins of civilization because 28 Days Later is coming back with a vengeance! Over two decades after terrifying audiences with its fast-paced zombie horror, director Danny Boyle and writer Alex Garland are reuniting to unleash a trilogy of sequels titled 28 Years Later. This news brings excitement not just to fans of the original film but to anyone who craves a fresh take on the post-apocalyptic genre.

The package, to be shopped to studios and streamers later this week, marks a significant departure from the previous sequel, 28 Weeks Later. While Boyle and Garland only served as executive producers on that film, they are taking full creative control this time around. Boyle will helm the first installment, with Garland crafting the narratives for all three films, according to THR. With a budget of $75 million per movie, this promises to be a visually stunning and thrilling experience.

A Return to the Roots:

28 Days Later captivated audiences with its blend of frenetic action, suspenseful storytelling, and poignant commentary on human nature in the face of societal breakdown. The film, starring Cillian Murphy as a man emerging from a coma into a zombie-infested world, established a new breed of fast-moving, rage-fueled undead that redefined the zombie genre.

Beyond Zombies:

But 28 Days Later was more than just a zombie flick. It explored themes of isolation, resilience, and the fragile foundations of civilization in the aftermath of a pandemic. These themes resonated deeply with audiences in the post-9/11 world and continue to remain relevant in today’s uncertain times.

A Legacy Continues:

The film’s influence on the genre is undeniable. From World War Z and Zombieland to “The Walking Dead” and Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, countless creators have drawn inspiration from 28 Days Later‘s unique blend of horror and social commentary. With the new trilogy, Boyle and Garland promise to push the boundaries further, exploring the long-term impact of a zombie apocalypse on a generation that has grown up in its shadow.

This reunion of Boyle and Garland promises to be a masterclass in crafting genre-bending storytelling, guaranteed to leave audiences on the edge of their seats, questioning the very nature of survival in a world where the lines between humanity and monstrosity are blurred.

Don’t miss out on this thrilling franchise revival! Keep an eye out for news on the studio or streaming service that will bring the 28 franchise back to life.

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