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Re: 28 Weeks Later (2007)
« on: December 07, 2011, 01:01:51 pm »
A sequel naturally has been considered... but maybe not

Danny Boyles zombies (I think hes since gave in to calling them zombies now) came, saw, and ate heartedly in 28 Days Later, and they did likewise in 28 Weeks Later. And now, Danny Boyle is considering returning to the land of the dead in a sequel to Weeks, or so one would assume in this interview with SlashFilm. I had always intended to see 28 Weeks Later, but for one reason or another, never got around to it. (Ill probably catch it on DVD.) At the end of the film, it was shown that the infection had escaped Britain, and was now poised to munch on the French and most of Europe. That was where a second sequel (third installment in the franchise) would take place if one should be made, which in itself is in doubt considering the lackluster box office of Weeks.
Heres what Boyle said about his ideas for a third installment:
Ive got an idea for it. I didnt think I would have, because I didnt want to do the second one. I did do some second unit shooting for them one weekend, just to get myself out of the cutting room. Its been so long doing this film [Sunshine], said Boyle. And I really enjoyed it, doing something trashy like Zombies killing people. Thats basically what I shot all weekend and I was like WOW, this is great! You just come in and kill him! Thats what were going to shoot today.
Instead of continuing the story in Europe, Boyle is eyeing Russia.
Its to do with Russia actually. Its to do with that part of the world. NOT FRANCE. The second film hints that it gets to France eventually, and wipes out the French. But this third idea is actually more to do with Russia, but thats actually all I can say, said Boyle. I dont know whether it will happen.
Again, theres no guarantee that a third installment will even be considered, considering how poorly 28 Weeks Later did. But if Boyle was willing to lower the budget, and maybe even go back to the budget he had with the original, then whose to say a third couldnt be made at a decent price?
(And what would they call it, anyway? 28 Months Later? That would seem appropriate, but then again, we know how wacky the I Know What You Did Last Summer sequels have gotten because of people trying to be too clever by a half with the titles)

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