28 Years Later: Danny Boyle’s New Horror Movie Ignores the Second Part in the Franchise

MOVIE NEWS – Danny Boyle is teaming up with director Alex Garland for his upcoming film 28 Years Later. Despite the omission of 28 Weeks Later, the new film may be successful.


Coming 28 years later, it looks to reunite the creative forces of Danny Boyle and Alex Garland, effectively ignoring a previous great horror sequel. Before 28 Weeks Later was released in 2002, Boyle and Garland’s 28 Days Later was a post-apocalyptic horror film in which a man named Jim wakes up from a coma to discover that an incurable virus has spread throughout the United Kingdom, making the people turn into violent, zombie-like creatures. Famous for its outstanding acting, gripping suspense, and John Murphy’s haunting score, 28 Days Later has gone down in history as one of the best zombie movies of all time.

Although 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later are both zombie movie classics, the two films were written by different writers, making the two films drastically different, despite 28 Weeks Later being a direct sequel to 28 Days Later. However, the news that Boyle will direct 28 Years Later and Garland will write all three films in the 28 Years Later trilogy suggests that the filmmakers have big plans for the underrated zombie franchise. Despite the exciting news of 28 Years Later , it can’t be ignored that Garland writing all three films in the upcoming trilogy means that the ground-breaking efforts of 28 Weeks Later will be overlooked.


Danny Boyle’s Return 28 Years Later Ignores How Good 28 Weeks Later Was


Set not long after the events of 2007’s 28 Weeks Later , Rob Carlyle, Idris Elba and Jeremy Renner endure the wrath of the post-apocalypse in the sequel, which is pretty good despite its big shoes. Perhaps precisely because Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s film does not try too hard to repeat the essence and success of 28 Days Later, which is why it is a solid sequel to the 2002 original. Additionally, 28 Weeks Later’s characters are just as compelling, if not more so, than 28 Days Later’s, and the introduction of the US military raises the stakes of the situation the characters face.

However, with Boyle returning to direct the upcoming 28 Years Later from a script by returning writer-director Garland, the chances of anything being retained from 28 Weeks Later are incredibly slim. That’s likely because Garland and Boyle already have plans for a new trilogy that will hopefully carry on the legacy of post-apocalyptic zombie movies in the same way that 28 Days Later helped revive interest in the early 2000s. While 28 Weeks Later will likely go unnoticed in the upcoming 28 Years Later trilogy, the return of Boyle and Garland raises hopes that the new films will be a return to form for both creators.


Danny Boyle may still be the best choice for 28 years later


Boyle returning to the director’s chair for 28 Years Later is still the best case scenario considering how well 28 Days Later did. In addition, Boyle and Garland’s decision to replace the slow-moving zombies with faster creatures while focusing on character drama went a long way toward earning 28 Days Later its esteemed reputation as a zombie movie classic. While 28 Weeks Later features gripping action and arguably more interesting characters than its predecessor, Boyle and Garland’s return to 28 Years Later is still the best choice for the future of the franchise, as they understand it better than anyone.

Source: Screenrant

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