28 Months Later isn’t an impossibility, but there certainly aren’t any plans for it right now. 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Trance director Danny Boyle recently spoke to Wired and he seemed fairly uninterested in pursuing the series – saying that there’s a only 40/60 chance of it getting made.
“ Who would have thought? I don’t like zombie movies. I never did. We took a genre and fucked with it. Zombie aficionados, they’re quite precious with all their rules. Like with running: “They don’t do that!” Of course there are so many manifestations of zombies now, the rule book has gone out the window. I saw one episode of The Walking Dead, and it was very gripping. But the zombies were stumbling around again, which I hate. Given what we’ve just been talking about, it’s very difficult to know whether zombies are overexposed now as a concept. So it’s 40/60 whether it happens or not.”
Lest you despair, it’s not completely off the table. “But we did have an idea of where to set it and what it might be about.”
Still, you know – probably not.
Celebrate the end of the world with a beat by Nine Inch Nails and a supercut of 38 end of the world movies! It was nice knowing you all and we hope that we’ll see you in the next life, whatever that is. Long live horror!
Wanna know what movies are includes? Well, here you go!
2012, Armageddon, Deep Impact, The Rapture, The Day After Tomorrow, The Road, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Independence Day, Children of Men, The Matrix, Blindness, Day of the Dead, 28 Weeks Later, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 4:44 Last Day on Earth, The Day After, Last Night, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Kaboom, A Boy & His Dog, Delicatessen, I Am Legend, Planet of the Apes, Resident Evil, Night of the Living Dead, Miracle Mile, Save The Green Planet, Vanishing on 7th Street, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Knowing, Zombieland, Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Sunshine, The Quiet Earth, WALL·E, On the Beach and Melancholia. READ MORE
The great people over at Boom Comics sent me the first issue of 28 Days Later this weekend. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I thought the movie ended in a nice little package, but it did leave some opportunities for a sequel…but is it worth your $3.99. Check my review after the break.
Michael Alan Nelson (FALL OF CTHULHU, HEXED)
The creative team of Danny Boyle, Alex Garland, and Andrew Macdonald are
back to re-invent the zombie movie yet again with the sequel to 28 Days
Later. Lead by director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, 28 Weeks Later picks up
six months after the Rage virus has decimated the city of London. The US
Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a
carrier of the Rage virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the
spread of the deadly infection, wreaking havoc on the entire population.