John Fallon, aka Arrow of Arrow in the Head website fame, has news that may or may not bear out on the upcoming “28 Days Later” sequel, tentatively titled (as far as I know) “28 Months Later”. Originally, the series’ original director, Danny Boyle, as recently as last month had been making noise about coming back to direct the third installment in the horror franchise, but that seems to have fallen by the wayside, at least according to Arrow. So who will be in charge of the zombie (er, excuse me, I mean infected) bloodletting the third time around?
Dishes the man with the arrow in his head via his site:
Hey all, am at the SITGES FILM FESTIVAL right now doing my thing and while I was sitting downstairs with some peeps I overheard a conversation that had my genre friendly ears perk up in attention. Seems that there’s a sequel to 28 DAYS LATER and 28 WEEKS LATER coming our way and its called 28 MONTHS LATER.
Now I kind of knew about that already but mention it here for those who may not know. The scoop I caught was that a director has been chosen for this second installment. Who? PAUL ANDREW WILLIAMS baby! The UK director of THE COTTAGE.
haven’t seen “The Cottage” myself, but one of our reviewers took a look at it, and seemed to like it enough. (See the full review here.)
I wasn’t the biggest fan of the second installment, mostly because it didn’t have a whole lot of useful characters, and seemed to be nothing more than an exercise in how brutal it can kill off its characters. In a word, it sorta pissed me off. But hey, a more apocalyptic look at the “28 Days Later” world is certainly something I can get behind. It has to be apocalyptic by the 28th month post-initial infection, right? The infected were already well into the rest of Europe at the end of “28 Weeks Later”, after all…
Below: Pizza delivery service just ain’t what it used to be.