LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18:  Danny Boyle attends the "Steve Jobs" Closing Night Gala during the BFI London Film Festival, at Odeon Leicester Square on October 18, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)
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Danny Boyle Wants To Make 28 Months Later, And Alex Garland Has Written The Script
Danny Boyle’s 2002 horror film, “28 Days Later,” featured more immediately threatening zombies as their “rage virus” spread throughout England in an intense story. The film brought in $82.7 million worldwide on its $8 million budget, and its sequel made $64 million against a $15 million budget, despite Boyle not being involved in the project.
The director has been teasing the third entry, saying, “I’d be very tempted [to direct it]. It feels like a very good time actually. It’s funny, I hadn’t thought about it until you just said it, and I remembered ‘Bang, this script!’” Boyle might be enthusiastic about Alex Garland’s “28 Months Later” script, but there are concerns about a theatrical release.
Boyle explained, “It’s hard for companies distributing films and for cinema chains to show films, they’re struggling to get people into the cinema unless it’s something like ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ or a Marvel.” Even Marvel director Joe Russo shared this sentiment, saying, “I don’t know that the market is going to be able to support art-house films the way that it did in the past.”