Will The Rage Virus Return In ’28 Months Later’?
At the end of 28 Weeks Later, we were lead to believe that another sequel, predicted to be called 28 Months Later, was on the horizon. Six years later, we’re still waiting…
Danny Boyle, in a recent interview with Wired, discussed the possibilities of a sequel to 28 Weeks Later.
Wired: Are you surprised that a decade after you made 28 Days Later, zombies are still all the rage? It was such a revisionist take.
Danny Boyle: 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.
Wired: You produced that movie’s sequel, 28 Weeks Later, and there’s talk about you directing the next installment, which obviously has to be called 28 Months Later. Is that in the works?
Danny Boyle: 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. But we did have an idea of where to set it and what it might be about.
Wired: Can you share any of those ideas?
Danny Boyle: No, because they’ll end up in The Walking Dead. [Laughs.]