Danny Boyle Says There’s a 40/60 Chance 28 Months Later May Happen

Cillian Murphy in 28 Days Later (2002) Movie Image

Hey, that’s better than a zero chance of it happening, am I right?

Anyways, while out doing the promo rounds for his new f-you-up thriller “Trance”, director Danny Boyle fielded some “28 Days Later” sequel questions, and his answers were a bit surprising. One, I had no idea he was this willing to return to the fold, not just as producer, but also as director of the second sequel, which would have, of course, be called “28 Months Later” (following the first sequel, “28 Weeks Later” — gotta keep the gimmick, ya know?).

28 Days Later (2002) Movie PosterAccording to Boyle (via Wired), the chances of a “28 Months Later” happening is about 40/60:

Given what we’ve just been talking about, it’s very difficult to know whether zombies are overexposed now as a concept. So it’s 40/60 whether it happens or not. But we did have an idea of where to set it and what it might be about.

By “overexposed” he’s talking, of course, about AMC’s record-buster “The Walking Dead” TV show. Boyle even says he’s seen an episode of the show and liked it, though disses the show’s “slow zombies”, which he thinks is ridiculous, apparently. Or as he puts it:

I saw one episode of The Walking Dead, and it was very gripping. But the zombies were stumbling around again, which I hate.

The takeaway here is that Boyle seems pretty willing to direct a “28 Months Later” if he feels there’s a market for it out there. He’s right, though, zombies are getting majorly overexposed, with “Warm Bodies” already tanking at the box office and the Brad Pitt “World War Z” on the way.

And I’m not even talking about the gazillion low-budget zombie movies that pop up every other day…