Danny Boyle Talks 28 Weeks Later

Originally Published: March 17, 2005

Danny Boyle recently told SCI FI Wire that his follow-up to the 2002 hit zombie film 28 Days Later, which is currently titled 28 Weeks Later, will deal with the aftermath of the first movie. “It’s got a very good idea in it,” Boyle said in an interview while promoting his latest film, Millions. “The idea is that … Britain has been emptied. There’s nobody there. It’s completely dead. And six months later the Americans arrive to reboot it back up again, particularly the franchises, obviously.”

In the first movie, a deadly virus devastated the nation, turning most of its population into the undead. The sequel, which Boyle will produce but won’t direct, is “sort of to reintroduce life into the country,” Boyle said. “So that’s the premise of it. It’s got a good idea in it. I like that.”

28 Weeks Later will feature a new cast, Boyle the sequel won’t feature the cast from the first one. “They’re too busy. Naomie Harris is doing the sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean, and Cillian Murphy is in Batman Begins. They’re doing really well. So good luck to them, really,” he went on the add.

Boyle said that he is commited to direct a science fiction film entitled Sunshine, about a perilous mission to the sun.

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