Posted by admin on April 26, 2024

Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ralph Fiennes have joined the cast of the 28 Days Later sequel.

Danny Boyle and Alex Garland are set to direct and write the film again, which will be called 28 Years Later.

The original 2002 film, which starred Cillian Murphy, saw the UK taken over by zombies.

The film has already had one sequel – 28 Weeks Later, but this was not written and directed by Boyle or Garland.

The pair did serve as executive producers on the 2007 film, but this new film is set to launch a new trilogy in the vein of the 2002 original.

Murphy will also return to the film, not as the main star this time, but as executive producer.

28 Days Later, which centred around the theme of a post-apocalyptic world, gave a big boost to the zombie horror genre in the early 2000s.

It was somewhat of a surprise success, earning more than £65m worldwide.

The film then prompted other movies such as World War Z, Zombieland and TV show The Walking Dead to be made.

As well as propelling the zombie genre, it also boosted the careers of Murphy and also of Boyle, who would go on to make Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours.

Jodie Comer, who won an Emmy for her breakout role in Killing Eve, has recently starred in Free Guy with Ryan Reynolds and in Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson has also signed up to the film – there’s been speculation recently about whether he will become the next James Bond.

Ralph Fiennes completes the casting announcements for now, the Oscar-nominated actor is currently starring in Macbeth in Washington DC.

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