Secret Cinema is about to get a lot darker as it enters an entirely new genre. Amidst much speculation we can now reveal that the next movie to receive the Secret Cinema treatment is Danny Boyle’s 2002 British cult classic, 28 Days Later.
The post apocalyptic thriller, often attributed to reinvigorating the entire zombie genre on a whole, stars Cillian Murphy as Jim, a bicycle courier who awakes from a coma to find that a virus has spread amongst the populace, all but resulting in complete societal collapse. The narrative then unfolds to follow the journey of Jim as he struggles to come to terms with what has happened and, ultimately, survive in a London that has been torn apart by the infected.
The 28 Days Later show will also act as the nationwide launch of Secret Cinema at this scale. Alongside the shows in London, another secret city will also be home to the experience.
Andrew Macdonald, producer of 28 Days Later said:
“Secret Cinema never fails to amaze with their experiences, and it’s exciting to see them tackle their first ever horror. London prepare.”
Macdonald, the film’s director Danny Boyle, as well as screenwriter Alex Garland, support the project and are excited about Secret Cinema’s approach.
The move into the horror genre, and more specifically the post apocalyptic sub genre, is new ground for Secret Cinema and comes at a time where it’s had a mainstream resurgence with the likes of the critically acclaimed Fallout 4 at the top of video game charts and Mad Max: Fury sweeping a number of Oscars at this week’s Academy Awards.
Fabien Riggall, Founder and Creative Director of Secret Cinema said:
“Secret Cinema is excited to step into the world of horror with Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, a true British horror classic – we look forward to creating a suitably frightening and exhilarating experience. Secret Cinema’s expansion over the last nine years has been remarkable, we’ve now created experiences in New York and Berlin, as well as the many in London. But this will be a turning point for us as we embark upon our very first UK nationwide production.”
Secret Cinema will return from 14th April 2016 to 29th May 2016 and tickets will go on sale at 1pm on Thursday, 3rd March 2016 via the Secret Cinema website: www.secretcinema.org/tickets.
The 28 Days Later show will be part of the Secret Cinema Presents series and the first major show in 2016 following the huge success of Star Wars. It follows the critically acclaimed Secret Cinema “Tell No One” production (February-March) which reveals neither the title nor the location of the film.
More details on location for 28 Days Later will be revealed in due course but until then, repent, the end is extremely nigh