Filmmaker Danny Boyle is all set to direct the most awaited sequel film, 28 Years Later. Recently, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Ralph Fiennes will be joining the cast of the upcoming film. The original film 28 Days Later, released in 2002, is also a product of Danny Boyle’s directorial vision. The screenplay was penned by Alex Garland, whose latest writing and directing credit includes the 2024 film Civil War. Garland took inspiration from George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead film series and John Wyndham’s 1951 novel The Day of the Triffids.

Now, Garland is back to write what is intended to be a trilogy for Sony Pictures. Following the success of the original film, the sequel 28 Weeks Later was released in 2007. The third installment will soon come to fruition, as the film is already in its developing stage. 

What’s the status of Danny Boyle and Alex Garland’s collaborated project as of now?

Danny Boyle and Alex Garland have once again collaborated after previously working on the 2002 hit 28 Days Later. Now, the director-writer duo has collaborated on the third installment of the film 28 Years Later. 

The original feature film starred Cillian Murphy as a bicycle courier who awakens from a coma to discover the accidental release of a highly contagious, aggression-inducing virus that has caused society to break down. The film grossed more than $82 million worldwide and led to a 2007 sequel, 28 Weeks Later, on which Boyle and Garland were nominally involved as executive producers.

Now, the upcoming film will once again witness the dominance of Boyle and Garland’s creative vision as they will not only work as a director-writer duo but also produce the new film with Andrew Macdonald, Peter Rice, and Bernie Bellew. While the original film starred Oscar-winning actor Murphy in the lead role, his role has been shifted in the threequel, as he will serve as executive producer.

The plot details of the upcoming movie 28 Years Later are vague, but it has certainly gained some star power, as Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Ralph Fiennes are all set to join the cast. As for the three newest cast members, the studio is clearly showing it means business, adding star power instead of going the lesser-known actor route like in previous installments. 

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