Earlier this month, the news broke that Danny Boyle and Alex Garland would be collaborating once again on the highly anticipated sequel to 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, aptly named 28 Years Later. Sony emerges victorious in a fierce bidding war, as The Hollywood Reporter provides an afternoon update revealing that they have successfully acquired the highly anticipated project.
Executive producer Cillian Murphy, who is also on board for the project, has the potential to take on an acting role as well, although specific details are being kept under wraps, according to THR.
The intention is for Garland to pen the script for 28 Years Later, while Boyle takes on the role of director. Additionally, Garland has plans to write at least one more sequel for the franchise, and potentially even two more!
“The deal details are unavailable. Each movie would have a budget in the $60 million range but it’s unclear how goalposts or compensation may have changed during the high-stakes negotiations. A theatrical release was of great import to the filmmakers.”-The Hollywood Reporter
The discussions surrounding the release of a third movie in the series have been circulating for quite some time, with various rumors and speculations. There was even a point when it was tentatively named “28 Months Later.” However, it appears that the project is finally gaining momentum and will be taking flight in 2024. Keep an eye out for further updates in the near future!