Danny Boyle is Considering 28 Weeks Later Sequel

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Danny Boyle’s zombies (I think he’s since gave in to calling them zombies now) came, saw, and ate heartedly in “28 Days Later”, and they did likewise in “28 Weeks Later”. And now, Danny Boyle is considering returning to the land of the dead in a sequel to “Weeks”, or so one would assume in this interview with SlashFilm. I had always intended to see “28 Weeks Later”, but for one reason or another, never got around to it. (I’ll probably catch it on DVD.) At the end of the film, it was shown that the infection had escaped Britain, and was now poised to munch on the French and most of Europe. That was where a second sequel (third installment in the franchise) would take place if one should be made, which in itself is in doubt considering the lackluster box office of “Weeks”.

Here’s what Boyle said about his ideas for a third installment:

“I’ve got an idea for it. I didn’t think I would have, because I didn’t want to do the second one. I did do some second unit shooting for them one weekend, just to get myself out of the cutting room. It’s been so long doing this film [Sunshine],” said Boyle. “And I really enjoyed it, doing something trashy like Zombies killing people. That’s basically what I shot all weekend and I was like “˜WOW, this is great! You just come in and kill him! That’s what we’re going to shoot today.”

Instead of continuing the story in Europe, Boyle is eyeing Russia.

“It’s to do with Russia actually. It’s to do with that part of the world. NOT FRANCE. The second film hints that it gets to France eventually, and wipes out the French. But this third idea is actually more to do with Russia, but that’s actually all I can say,” said Boyle. “I don’t know whether it will happen.”

Again, there’s no guarantee that a third installment will even be considered, considering how poorly “28 Weeks Later” did. But if Boyle was willing to lower the budget, and maybe even go back to the budget he had with the original, then whose to say a third couldn’t be made at a decent price?

(And what would they call it, anyway? “28 Months Later”? That would seem appropriate, but then again, we know how wacky the “I Know What You Did Last Summer” sequels have gotten because of people trying to be too clever by a half with the titles…)

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  • Jan

    If Boyle WERE to make a sequel to 28 weeks later, Andy and Tammy should have a part in it. I mean the kid has the ”immunity” to the Rage virus ( They’re not zombies in my book ), his blood holds the answer to it, you can’t just leave him out of the picture. They could call it 28 days after 28 weeks…later :P
    Of course seeing Jim returns would be great, but there’s more stories to be told too.
    OR why not make one that starts it all. Before 28 days later, while Jim in his coma. I dunno, why not make one with Mark ( I think that was his name ( guy with Selena ))
    Anyway, can’t wait to hear more about the sequel. Excellent movies and work! 2 Thumbs up ;)

  • Jan

    If Boyle WERE to make a sequel to 28 weeks later, Andy and Tammy should have a part in it. I mean the kid has the ”immunity” to the Rage virus ( They’re not zombies in my book ), his blood holds the answer to it, you can’t just leave him out of the picture. They could call it 28 days after 28 weeks…later :P
    Of course seeing Jim returns would be great, but there’s more stories to be told too.
    OR why not make one that starts it all. Before 28 days later, while Jim in his coma. I dunno, why not make one with Mark ( I think that was his name ( guy with Selena ))
    Anyway, can’t wait to hear more about the sequel. Excellent movies and work! 2 Thumbs up ;)

  • Kieil

    I watched both movies yesterday and think they are absolutely fantastic. I love violent movies and this saga just dished up. However i think the lil boy is evil. I say this because if you see in the end, written in blood on the helicopter window, it says “For Dad”. So yeah i think he’s become the new “Don” some godfather stuff happening. But anyway, i also think that the virus will be contained because the infected are not intelligent and cannot develop technology. They will neva get to america and/or japan, australia, africa…

    • JL

      True, zombies cannot develop technology. However, if fleeing refugees carrying the virus managed to get on a ship or plane, they could infect other continents. Not to mention those with an immunity can pass it on through any bodily fluid because they are still carriers.

      • 28 weeks rulez

        wat if the boy was good or he could hav been playing in act had become out of control of the virus and since hes the youngest would mean he would have a stronger source of the rage virus. an wat happened if there knowledge did expand or the virus had adapted to water or airbourne abilitys.there could hav been a human who was at the back of the helicopter an started to attack andys sister tammy witch she spreaded to the pilot an made him crash. because tammy might not have invulrebility to the rage virus
        an luv her brother so much that she let him live an thus letting him use the blood and writing for you dad and leaving them running to france
        im out

    • Just watched

      You guys are retarded. The “for dad was from the pilot’s kid written with pencil, and right underneath the photo of his family… Save the speculations and just wait for the next movie.

  • Kieil

    I watched both movies yesterday and think they are absolutely fantastic. I love violent movies and this saga just dished up. However i think the lil boy is evil. I say this because if you see in the end, written in blood on the helicopter window, it says “For Dad”. So yeah i think he’s become the new “Don” some godfather stuff happening. But anyway, i also think that the virus will be contained because the infected are not intelligent and cannot develop technology. They will neva get to america and/or japan, australia, africa…

  • Kieil

    I watched both movies yesterday and think they are absolutely fantastic. I love violent movies and this saga just dished up. However i think the lil boy is evil. I say this because if you see in the end, written in blood on the helicopter window, it says “For Dad”. So yeah i think he’s become the new “Don” some godfather stuff happening. But anyway, i also think that the virus will be contained because the infected are not intelligent and cannot develop technology. They will neva get to america and/or japan, australia, africa…

    • JL

      True, zombies cannot develop technology. However, if fleeing refugees carrying the virus managed to get on a ship or plane, they could infect other continents. Not to mention those with an immunity can pass it on through any bodily fluid because they are still carriers.

      • 28 weeks rulez

        wat if the boy was good or he could hav been playing in act had become out of control of the virus and since hes the youngest would mean he would have a stronger source of the rage virus. an wat happened if there knowledge did expand or the virus had adapted to water or airbourne abilitys.there could hav been a human who was at the back of the helicopter an started to attack andys sister tammy witch she spreaded to the pilot an made him crash. because tammy might not have invulrebility to the rage virus
        an luv her brother so much that she let him live an thus letting him use the blood and writing for you dad and leaving them running to france
        im out

    • Just watched

      You guys are retarded. The “for dad was from the pilot’s kid written with pencil, and right underneath the photo of his family… Save the speculations and just wait for the next movie.

  • http://www.myspace.com/anstangi jameel

    yes make another movie

  • http://www.myspace.com/anstangi jameel

    yes make another movie

  • http://www.myspace.com/anstangi jameel

    yes make another movie

  • Rick

    I’m so glad their might be a low budget on a third film! 28 Days Later was the best movie in it’s decade. 28 Weeks Later was great but would have been better with Boyle in the director’s seat. I think that because the budget was so large in Weeks, the idea lost it’s rough charm.

    Will you please make a third movie?! The idea is too good to let die… You only have one life to make as much art as you can, fall into a dream with your work… Don’t wake up…

    x

  • Rick

    I’m so glad their might be a low budget on a third film! 28 Days Later was the best movie in it’s decade. 28 Weeks Later was great but would have been better with Boyle in the director’s seat. I think that because the budget was so large in Weeks, the idea lost it’s rough charm.

    Will you please make a third movie?! The idea is too good to let die… You only have one life to make as much art as you can, fall into a dream with your work… Don’t wake up…

    x