A third '28 Days Later' movie is in the works, Danny Boyle confirms
We haven't been spurred into a nervous breakdown by a zombie apocalypse film in a while, and it's about time to change that.
Thankfully, Danny Boyle agrees - and has confirmed that a third part in the 28 Days Later series is in the works.
Speaking to The Independent, the Yesterday director raised fans' hopes for a long-rumoured second sequel, revealing that he and filmmaker Alex Garland - who wrote the 2002 original - had a "wonderful idea" for the script.
In honour of a potential third film, let's remind ourselves of how awesome the first film was:
"Alex Garland and I have a wonderful idea for the third part," he told the newspaper. "It's properly good."
He continued: "The original film led to a bit of a resurgence in the zombie drama and it doesn't reference any of that. It doesn't feel stale at all. He's concentrating on directing his own work at the moment, so it's stood in abeyance really, but it's a you-never-know."
Of course, it's certainly not the first time the creators have been questioned on the prospect of a third offering. Discussing the subject with IGN in 2015, Garland said he had been having "serious conversations" with Boyle and producer Andrew Macdonald about it.
"We’ve just started talking about it seriously," he said. "We’ve got an idea. Danny and Andrew and I have been having quite serious conversations about it so it is a possibility. It’s complicated. There’s a whole bunch of reasons why it’s complicated, which are boring so I won’t go into, but there’s a possibility."
He added: "It’s more likely to be 28 Months than 28 Years. 28 Years gives you one more place to go. 28 Decades is probably taking the p*ss."
In his interview with The Independent, Danny also revealed his hesitancy to make a film with a female lead, stating he would feel "like an imposter".
"You feel a bit... you obviously have a concern, especially now – and it’s a growing concern – where you don’t want to [make a female-led film as a male director], because you’d feel like an imposter," he stated. "I certainly respond to that. My favourite shows at the moment are Fleabag and Gentlemen Jack. If Suranne Jones doesn’t win every f***ing prize for Gentlemen Jack, I don’t know what’s going on."
He added that the only people putting pressure on him to make his next film female-centric are his daughters, saying that he wouldn't be fulfilling their wishes anytime soon.
"I’m planning another film at the moment, which is about two men and they’re the only people in the movie," he said. "I know, I know, I’m getting further and further away from it."
Read his full interview here.