The idea for 28 Months Later, the proposed finale to a trilogy of 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, has been in the works for a long time. Fans want it, but it has been eight years since 28 Weeks Later, and we have to wonder if the final film is coming at all.
Earlier this year writer Alex Garland stated that the idea had been approved, and is currently being written, and now things get really interesting as director Danny Boyle (who directed the first film and produced the sequel) has said he’s up for directing the third film, if the script is right.
He told Indiewire:
“I’ve got no problem [with that],” he said. “It’s the usual thing: is it’s not about whether people think it’s a good idea that you’re directing. It’s whether you respond to the script or not. It’s just like on [‘Steve Jobs’]. I got the script and I went, ‘That was amazing. I hope I can add to that somehow and it be even better than just the experience of reading it.’ ”
This is exciting news, but Boyle then went on to discuss the development of the film as if he was already involved:
It’s not quite ready to go, but, there’s been a bit of work done on that,” he said. “It’s in a process at the moment and I wouldn’t have any inhibition about being involved in it at all. It’s amazing what has happened to the zombie genre since we made it. There’s ‘Walking Dead.’ I saw this very funny trailer the other day for the ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.’ A very funny trailer. It appears to be everywhere.”
In Boyle’s comments, there is definitely a sense that things are finally moving forward, and I personally cannot wait for a third film in this superb series.