It’s been what feels like 28 years later since we’ve had any real update in the 28-Days series. Alex Garland, who wrote 28 Days Later and produced it’s sequel 28 Weeks Later, recently spoke about the continuity of the series in an interview with Indiewire. Garland stated that he’s actually not a big fan of sequels, as he feels most of them are rushed and not done for the right reasons.
Garland only merely produced the second film in the series 28 Weeks Later, and did not help with the script or storyline. As far as a third film goes, Garland also does not have much interest. However, he did state that he has written a story-concept for a third film, which came up during a discussion with producer Andrew McDonald and Danny Boyle:
“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.”
Garland thinks that since the film was not rushed that there was enough time to develop a real, raw new story. Garland will not be involved with the film any further, and the producer will be Andrew McDonald who produced the first two films in the series.
No other details were given, as the film is not very far in the development process. A director and cast is yet to be chosen, so a release date is still very much unknown. Still, this is great news for fans of the series like myself. Both films to me, are masterpieces and delivered a lot of uniqueness to the zombie/virus genre that has exploded in the last few years. Stay tuned to The Shed as we will keep you posted with more details as they are released!
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