28 Years Later: The Zombie Apocalypse Sequel We’ve All Been Waiting For

28 Years Later: The Zombie Apocalypse Sequel We’ve All Been Waiting For

  • By Movie Moments
  • Nov 03
Cillian Murphy

Zombie enthusiasts, this one’s for you! It’s been an astounding two decades since “28 Days Later,” and now, the infectious anticipation for “28 Years Later” is taking hold. Danny Boyle, the mastermind behind the cult British zombie-horror series, is back in action, and the sequel we’ve all been waiting for may finally be within reach.


Fans who’ve been on the edge of their seats since “28 Days Later” in 2002 and “28 Weeks Later” in 2007 can breathe a sigh of relief. The trilogy we’ve been yearning for, with the anticipated “28 Months Later,” could soon become a reality. Despite over a decade of silence, it turns out the timing for “28 Years Later” might just be perfect.


Why the buzz, you ask? Well, “28 Days Later” shook the zombie genre to its core when it burst onto the scene. It introduced the world to those lightning-fast, rage-fueled zombies, rekindling the fire of horror cinema. This cinematic masterpiece, directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle and featuring the talented Cillian Murphy, breathed new life into the genre.

28 Years Later is Electrifying Fans All Over Again

Now, the news about “28 Years Later” is electrifying fans all over again. Key members of the original team are actively discussing this long-awaited sequel, and their enthusiasm is contagious. Screenwriter Alex Garland, who initially distanced himself after “28 Weeks Later,” had a revelation a few years back, igniting the spark for “28 Years Later.”


Director Danny Boyle is throwing his creative weight behind this endeavor, and the excitement is palpable. Boyle even hinted that he’d gladly hand over the directorial reins to Garland, a proven sci-fi maestro with “Ex Machina” and “Annihilation.”


But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Cillian Murphy, who skyrocketed to fame with “28 Days Later,” is thrilled about returning to the franchise. In his own words, “I was talking to Danny Boyle recently, and I said, ‘Danny, we shot the movie at the end of 2000.’ So I think we’re definitely approaching the 28 Years Later.” Murphy’s impressive career trajectory, from “Peaky Blinders” to “The Dark Knight” trilogy, makes his return all the more tantalizing.

Man standing in front of the Elizabeth Tower


Hold on to your seats, though, because while the enthusiasm is infectious, “28 Years Later” isn’t officially confirmed—yet. The studio has yet to make an official announcement, and Danny Boyle reveals that discussions are still in their infancy. However, if the original director, writer, and star align on a story worth telling, the studio is bound to jump on board. Who knows, with active discussions underway, the release date might not be the distant 2030 that the title suggests!


As for the cast, while nothing is set in stone, it’s almost certain that Cillian Murphy will make a triumphant return as Jim. There’s also hope that Naomie Harris and Megan Burns, the other survivors from the first film, might rejoin the apocalypse.


But wait, there’s more! Could characters from “28 Weeks Later” make a comeback? Imogen Poots, Mackintosh Muggleton, and Harold Perrineau may have survived the chaos and could add an exciting twist to this undead saga.


As for the story, well, it’s shrouded in mystery for now. The title hints at a significant time jump, exploring the aftermath of the virus outbreak 28 years later. The optimistic conclusion of the first film was shattered in the sequel, with the virus resurfacing and chaos reigning supreme. Will “28 Years Later” reveal a world still in ruins, or will it deceive us with a facade of normalcy before unleashing the virus once again?


The answers to these spine-tingling questions are still out of reach, but one thing is certain – “28 Years Later” is shaping up to be the zombie movie event of a lifetime. Stay tuned for more updates as we prepare for the most thrilling resurrection in cinema history!


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