Although the sequel to Danny Boyle's zombie film 28 Days Later was announced recently (current mooted title is 28 Weeks Later), Boyle expressed no desire to direct the project, happy to settle for a producer's credit only.
Now aintitcool have revealed that at a Q+A screening of Boyle's latest release, Millions, it was announced that the producers are currently in negotiations to recruit Intacto director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
Not a bad choice - Intacto certainly had some great moments, and it's good to see the directing role being passed to a young stylish director, so fingers crossed this one could turn out all right.
Danny Boyle (in an interview with SFX magazine) said of the film - "It's got a very good idea in it. [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."
Fox Searchlight is developing the sequel and is in talks with Rowan Joffe (BBC's Last Resort) to write the script.
Boyle and screenwriter Alex Garland will take producing roles alongside the first film's producer, Andrew Macdonald. It's doubtful any of the cast of 28 Days Later will return for the sequel.
8th Jun 04 The film opens with a very similar voiceover narration to the original (see Trivia) but with different footage as we tour the furnace room, all fingernail scratches and blood-clotted hair, of the Hewitt residence.
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