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28 MONTHS LATER Has A Director??

Merrick here...
Word around the Stiges International Film Festival (HERE) says that Paul Andrew Willams (THE COTTAGE, LONDON TO BRIGHTON) will be directing 28 MONTHS LATER, the second sequel to 28 DAYS LATER. So says an article at Arrow in the Head (evidently a subset of JoBlo?), which you can find HERE. The trailer for THE totally fucked up, and pretty cool. Check it out.
I've seen neither of these films, but both of these trailers are really interesting. Williams would appear to be a really intriguing choice for this project.

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  • Oct. 7, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST


    by Cletus Van Damme

    Yes yes yes!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Isn't he directing 28 MONTHS LATER? AICN needs an editor.

    by FuckMichaelBay

    Fucking five year olds who let spelling mistakes go on a daily basis.<br><br>PROOFREAD MOTHERFUCKERS!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    No Danny Boyle...not really interested...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...28 Days later was unlike anything out at the time and left you with something to think about. After the first five minutes (which were pretty damn intense) 28 Weeks later turned into just another running around and stuff blowing up movie.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Disproved by Twitch

    by Jarek

    Check it now. Twitch has valid info that this is bullshit.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    london to brighton is the business

    by cottonheadedninnymuggins

    and the cottage is big dumb fun.... with the right script it should be pretty good...

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Too Bad 'The Cottage' is a Steaming Hot Pile of Shit.

    by biggerjohn

    Seriously, I saw it for free on a preview and I felt shortchanged. A terrible film (so very very not funny and the most lazy horror plot I have ever seen)- and I really liked 'London to Brigthon' but keep this man away from this flick. I thought Boyle was considering doing another one.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Cottage was not good

    by thinboyslim.

    London 2 Brighton is rather good if slightly disturbing, almost docu style. The only thing to say about The Cottage is poor poor Andy Serkis, you're good, real good, don't do films with third rate page 3 girls.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    nah, merrick needs an editor

    by thinboyslim.

    2 for 2 today.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST


    by cottonheadedninnymuggins

    "28 Weeks later turned into just another running around and stuff blowing up movie." no concept of metaphors or irony... you must be a yank....

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST

    cottonheadedninnymuggins...if you are referring...

    by FlickaPoo the "political subtext"...yeah, I get it. Still didn't hold a candle to the original though.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    i'm gonna wait for 28 CENTURIES LATER

    by newc0253

    aka God Emperor of Dune.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I'm waiting for the prequel, 28 Seconds Later

    by rev_skarekroe

    Holy crap, that monkey's going to bite me! AAARRGHHH!<p>The End.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST

    fuck...I was hoping it was Paul W.S. Anderson....


    They just need to link up the 28 franchise with the Resident franchise.....

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    ...the beginning of 28 Days with the Black Emperor...

    by FlickaPoo playing over those long shots of an empty me chills every time...

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    That's just it...

    by Darth Macchio

    Where is there to go with this other than a new outbreak of the rage virus? The formula only has so much in terms of legs unless what you're getting is basically an extension of the original story (in other words...hour 3, 4 and maybe hour 5 of the exact same movie) meaning it would take something extraordinary to make this more than what it already is...the idea of the "carrier" was great but not really used for more than just reigniting the virus that was thought contained.<p>I mean what we usually get is the exact same plot and script with just innovative ways of killing people (the helicopter scene was dumb, sorry). I don't envy the writers of's almost guaranteed to be 'been there, done that' at best.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    The first one was awesome...

    by WillowFan2001

    And the second one was still pretty good, but they were already pushing it. Why MUST they strive for a third? Isn't two jackpots enough for these people?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Make a WALKING DEAD HBO show instead.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    in all seriousness, rev. they could do 28 hours later

    by Talkbacker with no name

    as a prequel.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST


    by the beef

    Maybe this will be the I AM LEGEND film we've been waiting for.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST


    by skynetbauxi

    why isn't AICN reporting on this new movie? a movie EVERYONE should see: <br> <br> ZEITGEIST: ADDENDUM <br> <br> you can watch the full movie online here: <br> <br> <br> <br> and for everyone who hasn't seen the original movie ZEITGEIST, you can also watch it online at the same site <br> <br> or use the official bit-torrent to download the whole movie: <br> <br> <br> <br> it's totally legal and official, after all they want to spread the movie! <br> <br> also, 3 days from now, THE ZEITGEIST MOVEMENT will go online: <br> <br> <br> <br> this is more important than pointless elections! <br> <br> turn off the news! <br> <br> stop believing in stupid superstitious bullshit! <br> <br> SPREAD THE WORD!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    30 days of night was the i am legend

    by Talkbacker with no name

    film you were waiting for

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    This Halloween, England gets 28days later tv show...sort of

    by HarryBlackPotter

    It's called Dead Set and is kinda like Big Brother meets George Romero. Looks cool.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Where else to go with the movie???

    by Monkey Butler

    The end of 28 Weeks Later showed zombies in Paris. The fact that all of Europe, Asia and potentially Africa could have been infected within two years is a pretty badarse premise I think. Make it a refugee movie or something, or have people trying to hide out in Siberia where the zombies would just freeze to death. Or set it in Australia where everything's fine and everyone's sitting on a beach laughing at how shit the rest of the world is.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST


    by Judge Briggs

    I loved both movies... and I am glad that they are going with directors with actual talent and flavor to their direction. I wonder where this movie will be set? Paris? Perhaps Russia? U.S.?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Days was good, but Weeks was GREAT

    by Zeegloo

    I can't wait

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    London To Brighton was great but..

    by RobFromBackEast

    The Cottage was utter shite. Still, nice choice

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Oh and please adapt...

    by Judge Briggs

    The Walking Dead into a t.v. series on HBO!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    The Cottage wasn't good enough to get me excited.

    by Knuckleduster

    Why not just bring back the dude who made 28 Weeks Later? I think he did a great job on the sequel. <p> I second the idea for a Walking Dead TV series. Zombies on a weekly basis would be awesome.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    well good then, because this news is false

    by Jarek

    Straight from Twitch: ""** UPDATE ** In a very brief email from the powers that be on this film I am told that any rumor of Paul Andrew Williams’ involvement in 28 Months Later is “totally untrue”. Here the update ends, with the original post below for reference’ sake. "

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Metaphors and irony?

    by Die_Hardest

    Yeah, in 28 Days Later. 28 Weeks was a run of the mill action film complete with a guy decapitating zombies with a helicopter and a Big Boss Bad Guy zombie. If you see a lot of metaphors and irony in a paint by numbers action flick with shallow political subtext, you must be a Brit. (I had to)

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    i love plague movies, but....


    they really should think outside the box on these, two years after the last outbreak that (as far as we know) reached france? ...that's ALOT of time to go by seeing as how much happened within the first span of 28 days and 28 weeks. won't the 'zombies' be all starved and dead? who cares. it'll be about a band of stragglers in what's left of the world.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    4th in a Series - Third without Sandra Bullock?

    by Squashua

    28 Days - Drunks<br><br> 28 Days Later - Drunken Rampages<br><br> 28 Weeks Later - Drunken Bender Revisited<br><br> 28 Months Later - More Drunken Rampages?<br>

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Aussies are the way to go.

    by FluffyUnbound

    Eurasia and Africa are toast, and the ragers are finding enough to eat that they haven't all starved, and the Aussies and Americans are freaking out because untended nuke plants are threatening to melt down all across Europe. So they have teams that go in to shut the plants down, and take out the spent fuel rods so they can be stored somewhere. And some radical apocalyptic cult or group tries to take out one of the teams while they're in action, because they WANT the nuke plants to start to melt down to wipe out what's left of humanity with radiation. So you have a three way battle between the cult and the nuke plant team and the ragers. And you use the miniature conflict to make whatever "deep" political or philosophical points the director feels compelled to make in order to justify telling this story.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    28 films later

    by Boba Fat

    Yeah, somebody high five me! I took the films name and changed to films later like there has been a lot of films made!!! Take that Hollywood, I rock!!!!....yeah, I'm bored.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    I love the Soundtrack for both 28 films!

    by gringostar

    John Murphy has the goods!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST



    It really did. Hopefully he'll make up for that turd with 29 MONTHS LATER.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Liked DAYS, fuckin' LOVED WEEKS.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Color me intrigued...

  • Oct. 7, 2008, noon CST


    by SpawnofAchilles

    ALREADY!! Come on now. That book is the bees knees.<p> World War Z(ombie) for the the same guy who did the awesome zombie survival guide...Max Brooks

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    'weeks' was better than 'days'

    by Mr Gorilla


  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    by grainy

    I hated WEEKS. It's the only film I can remember where I wanted the protagonists to die to the zombies. Not just because of the hapy ending it would ensure (in that I would jump up and down and generally be happy), but because those douchebags fucking deserved it. Who breaks a military-imposed quarantine on the single greatest disease humanity has ever known to ride bikes?!!!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    I'll wait until 28 Million Later...

    by Kid Z

    ... written by Grant Morrison, the rage virus has evolved into the anti-sun Rage-mageddon and is headed for Earth! Only the distant descendent of the googly-eyed Cillian Murphy can save us... and he lives in a fortress inside the core of the sun!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Max Brooks is Mel Brooks' son...

    by Kid Z

    ...C'mon Mel.... you kid's book was pretty good... it'd make a good movie. You're a bigtime producer... give the kid a shot, I say... grease the skids a little to help him get this thing made!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST

    lol @ 28 CENTURIES LATER

    by fastcars

    That could be a nice crossover with Dune.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST

    How is it possible..

    by 5_day_forecast

    That every hack director who cut an "edgy" trailer with their new HD camcorders keep getting all these fucking directing gigs, yet Brad Anderson gets stuck making fucking awesome movies that nobody ever notices!?! Shit man - if Nolan doesn't come back for Batman, Anderson's my first replacement.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST

    There aren't any zombies...

    by UndeadXeke 28 Days Later or 28 Weeks Later. Why do people keep saying they're zombies? I enjoyed both movies, I'll keep an open mind for the third one.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Completely agree with people asking...

    by UndeadXeke

    ...for WWZ movie. That would fooking rock.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    No Boyle?

    by AtaxianTheMagnificent

    No interest.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    "The Cottage"

    by Kurema

    Gotta check that out now.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    28 Sequels Later

    by Slugworth

    Someone should make a prequel "28 Days Before" about when Sandra Bullock was still a raging drunk.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST

    ~~~~~"28 REWRITES LATER"~~~~~

    by The Marquis de Side 3

    cuz that's AALLLLLLLLL it took!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Did we miss...

    by Moviekiller

    ..28 Movies That Are Shot In A Similiar Style And Have Some Supernatural Aspect To Them Later?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    I'M HIRED! FMB is the new AICN spellchecker!

    by FuckMichaelBay

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Fantastic Fest AICN Screening

    by VWantsRevenge

    Wouldn't it have been nice to have this screened at Fantastic Fest instead of the other "secret" films which once again did not fit into the festival?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    i liked one and two...but in a very lukewarm way. things that turned me off about the first one was seeing out hero (Cillian Murphy) change from a bean-pole gimp to a "plan on the second", soldier killing badass within mintues...that part dragged the movie into WTF!!! territory...otherwise i enjoyed it. two...i enjoyed more than one, Robert Carlyle freaking out and killing his wife the way he did after becoming infected was very stirring and brutal, took the film to a crazy/cool twisted territory.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST

    28 Days Later? Not as great as you think it is

    by newc0253

    Face it, 28 Days had a great opening 30 minutes but it had a lazy and boring third act.<p> 28 Weeks was a reasonable twist, but it devolved into more of the same.<p> I'd normally say the third film in a series like this is more than likely to suck ass, but then I saw Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift and that was actually better than the first two...

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 1:44 p.m. CST

    28 Years

    by oogabooga

    As long as they bring back Begby and his all access card I'm there cuz that shit was brilliant movie making.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST

    I'm Excited

    by FlyingGuillotine

    I loved both movies.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Days is great, weeks is shit

    by theGoldbergV

    Seriously guys, 28 Days Later is a clever, low-budget, atmospheric pic. 28 Weeks Later was a by the numbers action fare with too much CGI, unneccessary gore and a naff plot twist. And it started off pretty cool, but then all Robert Carlyle's wife just happen to be immune from the virus, what the shit is that all about?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    They're zombies

    by David Cloverfield

    their strenght is in numbers, they only live to attack others, who they bite, turns into one of them. They're zombies dude.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Typing like a retard

    by theGoldbergV

    The above post's last sentence is all fucked up, but I think I got the point across.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Should have done 28 HOURS LATER

    by Franco Begbie

    Set in a small town the day after infection and nobody knows what the fuck is going on. That would have been pretty good.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    "28 Sequels Later"

    by HoboCode

    LOL Slugworth.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Hope it dont suck

    by medicinaluser

    I guess Europe is screwed in this one and it will end with America nuking the continent or know a happy ending of sorts.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST

    28 Centuries Later - ROBOTS vs. SUPERZOMBIES!!

    by TallBoy66

    There's your fucking movie right there. The Zombies have someone evolved to survive for centuries, mutating to become Giger-like horrors, so the sole suriving remnants of humanity - who live on Mars - send down an army of Bio-Mechnoids and killer robots to TAKE. BACK. THE. EARTH. One plasma blast to a superzombie skull at a time. THERE is a fucking movie, people.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    "28 Sequels Later"

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Note to all countries: stop importing those "movies" from England. Let the English keep them, let the world just forget about them, mmmkay.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    "28 Days had a boring third act?"

    by newc0253

    yes, yes it did. it was straight up standard action fare, and all the more implausible given that the hero was a weedy fucking bike messenger, and all of a sudden he's bloody Rambo. Listen, I like explosions and shit as much as the next movie fan but 28 Days pretty much nosedives as a film as soon as they reach the compound. "And then they all turned on each other, in the most violent way possible" is Danny Boyle's standard way to end a film, from Shallow Grave, The Beach, to Sunshine and the resolution of 28 Days was no different.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    All-Access Keycard

    by Garbageman33

    That thing was more powerful than the Millennium Falcon.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    The Cottage Sucked Balls

    by StrokerX

    I couldnt even finish it...bad bad bad movie.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST

    28 Millenia Later: Evolved Dolphins vs. Zombies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by crackerfarmboy

    That would be awesome. Fully evolved dolphins vs. a plague of zomb.....Oh wait they're not zombies! They can run!!!! THEY CAN RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    AGREED...those are the issues i had with the film as well, the third act almost feels like a completely different Paul W. Anderson took over while Danny Boyle took a vacation from the rest of filming.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    zombies or not.

    by Campion

    I saw both films (Days was MUCH better), but I don't remember whether they ever found a cure for the virus. If not, then these things, while technically just "sick", had no chance of getting better. They would never be "humans" in a normal sense again. In the 'real' world, like where zombies don't exist, the state of those things is totally the same, minus the living dead part. Sort of a real-life zombie movie. Does that make any sense?

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST

    28 Recessions Later...

    by mr

    ...blood sucking zombie bankers ripping apart (or off) the man in the street for their last pennies...fuckers!!!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    How long after the 2nd film will 28 months later be set?

    by mediamole

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    the best part of 28 Weeks Later

    by Cedar_Room

    was the bit right at the end with the zombies running around Paris. More of that would be very welcome.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Not STIGES...

    by Blaquesmith

    But Sitges. BTW, are you aware of the Zombie Walk happening there next Friday? George Romero will start it, it will be extremely cool!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST

    28 Years later....

    by The Dum Guy

    "Ahh, it's been along time since things went to shit."<br><br>"Yes, but what about that cave they've found down in the valley? Could that have something to do with those U.N. Peace Keepers getting mauled?"

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 5:54 p.m. CST

    28 centuries later......

    by the1980mutant

    the virus affects the alien artifact hunters. It's got to be better than Norbit.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 6:59 p.m. CST

    The Cottage... A local horror for local people

    by jazzdownunder

    ... havent seen it. Hadn't even heard of it. Will be seeing it just as soon as I can. Looks like a prime candidate for this year's 24 Hour movie marathon here in Auckland!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Never saw the second one...

    by tendermelon

    ...loved the first one. Don't need any sequels thank you.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Glad to hear that they're making this...

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...The first two were great...yes, even 28 Weeks Later was totally awesome. <P> This whole thing needs to go global in the final film...wrap it up nicely as a trilogy...doom the earth. <P> If any film series end on such a downer, it's this one!

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 8:58 p.m. CST

    The Cottage...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Was a mixed bag. To be honest, the problem pretty much lies with a poorly structured script. As a director he seemed to have a good handle on performances and mood. Was actually a well made, entertaining film, until it sort of fell apart in the last third. Actually had one geuine shock/jump moment that worked.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 9:24 p.m. CST

    They need to make this 28 decades from now

    by batzilla

    so I won't have to hear about it.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 9:29 p.m. CST

    The Cottage

    by Series7

    Was ok. It had its moments, the director of Black Sheep would've been a better choice.

  • Oct. 7, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    28 Inches Later

    by Christopher3

    Has that come out?

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST

    zombies...not zombies...whatever


    all i know is the carnival field scene showed a...rager...up and walking with a hole through him. yeah, maybe that's adrenaline or the rage virus, but it sure as hell isn't a livable human. let's face it, the rage virus literally makes you the LIVING DEAD. no longer a normally functioning or seemingly cureable human being, yet still active.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Argh. Why can't Boyle just come back like he said?

    by MMacKK

    The man is God in filmmaking. 28 Days is easily one of my favourite films.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST

    I'm all for an HBO zombie series

    by Ben Addiction

    But please- no Walking Dead and no World War Z! Neither one was particularly well written. Walking Dead is the very definition of "making shit up as you go along." There's no overarching story, and a shit load of moping. I can just see the episode recaps: "The random middle aged blonde lady whose name nobody can remember is killed. But hey! It's better than your standard crybaby-behind-bars episode, so please don't cancel your HBO subscription." And World War Z is clearly written by a fan of the genre, but it also seems like masturbatory fan fiction written by an over-serious sci-fi nerd. One with an unquenchable thirst for coining dippy military/political terminology and little feel for narrative or realistic dialogue. We'd all be better off if they just hired talented writers to pen original scripts.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 2:03 a.m. CST

    28 Weeks Later was great

    by the_scream

    Non-stop action that never lets up. But it was clever action unlike say... the recent Rambo film. Much like Cameron's Aliens, you never knew who was going to buy it along the way and the game kept shifting every five minutes. Oh, and it didn't overstay its welcome like a lot of horror films. Short, sharp and fun. Period.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Just read this at Bloody Disgusting

    by deanbarry

    Copy and paste are GO!!! "Last week Arrow in the Head reported that Paul Andrew Williams, director of Sony Home Entertainment's THE COTTAGE, would be taking the helm for 28 Months Later, the third film in the 28 DAY LATER franchise created by Danny Boyle. This morning the story was shot down by Twitch Film who reports that "any rumor of Paul Andrew Williams’ involvement in 28 Months Later is 'totally untrue'. " We'll keep you posted if anything new comes in."

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 3 a.m. CST

    28 Hours Later

    by MrFloppy

    That would be could, Franco Begbie. I loved the first one and the first minutes of the second one.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 3:03 a.m. CST

    And no military this time.

    by MrFloppy

    Please! I liked (a bit) in the first one, but not in the second. I prefer only a few characters.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 3:32 a.m. CST

    28 Seconds Later: The Beggining

    by pokadoo

    How it all started. but in space!

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 3:40 a.m. CST

    the first sequel was rubbish

    by Maniaq

    had to be said

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Danny Boyle wanted to direct the Sequel...

    by emeraldboy

    but he landed Sunshine instead. He hired The director of intacto. and boyled served as Executive producer.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Dawn of the Dead remake

    by David Cloverfield

    did everything 28 days did, but better.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Please, Not France!!!!

    by Karl Childers

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 7:11 a.m. CST


    by Karl Childers

    DO make that Walking Dead HBO series!

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Also AGAIN....

    by Karl Childers


  • Oct. 8, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Why don't they

    by Rat Fink

    Just pick up where the last one left off and call it 28 minutes later?

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    The opening scene from 28 Weeks Later...

    by TheBoyFromUlster

    Was one of the best opening scenes I have ever seen! Watched it in the cinema and could hardly catch a breath and my heart was racing!..Now thats film at its best.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST

    I'm not the only one hoping this does okay

    by shitstorm23

    So down the line we can see 2800 years later. Maybe some shitty DTV sequel, who doesn't want futuristic zombies?! This is gold.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    chill KurtLockwood

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    actually Bruce Lee was probably smaller than Cillian Murphy...i think Bruce only weighed like what...140lbs er so??? anyway, thats a BAD comparison considering Bruce Lee studied Kung Fu and all that shit since what...BIRTH and created his styleless style Jeet Kune Do...something im sure that bike messenger in 28 Days Later failed to achieve. im sorry, seeing Cillian Murphy single handedly kill trained soldiers is B.S. i don't care HOW much he wanted to survive, throw you in a cage with a trained soldier in a live or die situation and i assure you, youre dead...because what do soldiers train to do???...kill...duh, and they know how to i assure you. letting that soldier-zombie go to run amok....hmmm, good idea until you accidentily run into him in the house (which luckily he didn't but what if that soldier-zombie had found the little girl he was SO trying to save???). either way, the third act may seem more "exciting" than the rest but does that make it GOOD??? given the first 2/3s of the film in comparison to the last...yeah, it looks like an amateur action director took control, hence the PWA reference.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 1 p.m. CST

    28 Weeks Later broke the Cardinal Rule of horror movies

    by JackRabbitSlim

    You set rules with your initial film. Breaking them does not equate to daring and thought-provoking but to stank-stenched shittiness. Utterly despised how Robert Carlyle rage victim becomes unlike any other rage victim - he seemed possessed with an agenda other than gory killing. And his ability to use technology (the pass to open doors). And his sudden uncanny ability to track down his children - must be that rage disease must have the added bonus of developing internal homing beacons! Oh and this film also promulgated the rank Hollywood stupidity of "Oh look - a ball of fire is coming down the corridor - if I just duck into this doorway it will pass me by unscathed!!!" And the half-assed, ham-fisted "Oh - look I'm saying something about Iraq" wasn't already seems hideously dated. And the CGI of the flames billowing through the streets looked like ... cheaply rendered flames billowing through the streets. I parrot what was said earlier - If Danny Boyle isn't directing this - fuck it. Have to conceded though the opening sequence was rather effective though.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST

    I'm in the minority, I suppose, but

    by Drunken Rage

    I thought the ends of both movies were stupid cop-outs. However, both were vastly superior to the shitfest that was "Land of the Dead." Holy fucking Christ, that was a terrible movie.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Days is great, Weeks is only ok

    by The Amazing G

    28 Days Later is one of my favorite movies, it really got me into the whole zombie genre, but I recently rewatched Weeks and actually liked it better than I did when I saw it in theaters, but it's still just not as good as the first, however I still support a third one

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 6:36 p.m. CST

    of course I've always thought...

    by The Amazing G

    that if you were gonna make a bigger budgeted "28 movie" a prequel would be best

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Danny Boyle needs to learn

    by Kaitain to end his movies. Has any one of them had a good final reel? 28DL's was crap, as usual. I thought that the first half of Sunshine was amazing. The second half started going very wobbly, and the final reel was bloody appalling.

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Oh, and...

    by Kaitain

    ...Boyle is a total rip-off merchant. 28DL has an opening half hour that is lifted straight from Day of the Triffids, while Sunshine rips of sequences from 2010 and even the awful Event Horizon pretty egregiously. The bit in Sunshine that made no fucking sense whatsoever is when they just stop off next to the first ship to pop on board. Ummm, I'm sorry, where did they get the fuel to do that, i.e. to bring their ship to a complete stop then get up and running again? Did they just have a spare extra 200% of fuel above that needed to get to the sun on schedule?

  • Oct. 8, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    28DL final reel

    by Kaitain

    "Listen, I like explosions and shit as much as the next movie fan but 28 Days pretty much nosedives as a film as soon as they reach the compound." Clearly I agree (see above), but...question for you. Can you think of any post-apocalyptic survival movie that doesn't have a cack final reel? The problem for me is that they always seem to feel the need to open things out from an intimate group (one guy, or two, or a small group) to a wider group or a community, and the sense of gripping, claustrophobic intimacy with the characters is broken. It's almost like being down the pub with one or two friends then having ten other people turn up after a couple of hours, disrupting the dynamics of the situation and feeling like intruders into your cozy clique. 28DL does this, as does Day of the Triffids, as does I Am Legend.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:04 a.m. CST

    28 FIRSTS Later

    by deanbarry


  • Oct. 9, 2008, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Post Apocalyptic movie ending not suck = Road Warrior

    by JackRabbitSlim

    Butchered english to get it in there but undoubtedly one of the seminal climaxes ever - in action moobies at least.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 4:40 a.m. CST

    can't possibly top "28 Weeks Later"

    by chien_sale

    What a great genre flick. I want to have that director'S babies.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:59 a.m. CST

    27 Dresses Later...

    by Karl Childers

    Katherine Heigl gotta eat.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST


    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    Cillian Murphys character a black ops super agent???...somehow, i think he would have mentioned that at some point given he'd have no reason to hide it after the world has gone to shit, but i get it...your kidding...right? anyway, the whole "exciting" thing...i said "seems" exciting, as in you'd think this would be entertaining but when compared the last two thirds, it just dosen't FIT...thats what i was referring to. anyway, i never said i didn't like 28 Days Later or 28 Weeks just saying the films have a drop-off-in-interest point for me, mainly with 28 Days Later and its (IMO) lame last bit...but hey, at least its only the last bit that sucks right???...better than the WHOLE movie licking those balls you were referring to.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Bike Messenger VS. Marine

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    my money is on the marine...EVERY time haha

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST

    and Kurt

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    don't worry about feeling weird talking to someone with a name like mine...have you seen some of the other names around here??? what should i use...something

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    okay okay

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    one more little thing, Danny Boyle has a knack for weird "last act"s...Sunshine is a perfect example, excellent movie up until the end when Mr. Crispy shows up and starts killing and terrorizing the crew in WTF!!!-fashion....but alas, i own BOTH films..28 Days Later and Sunshine, because i like them...i just have an issue or two with them. its okay though, movies are like people...none are least in my opinion.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    honestly Kurt

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    i just find it amusing that people around here find my name "juvenile" and "immature" which it IS just that (among the many other names of the same caliber) yet still find the time and effort to spell the ENTIRE thing out. thank you, you are a gentlemen and a scholar.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 1:20 p.m. CST

    i hear ya

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    i understand characters have these unknown backstories in films that we never see or even hear about but given the material at hand and what we DO know...alot of it you have to base on that little thing called LOGIC.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    28 Days of Atonement vs. Predator with a Vengeance...

    by duanejones

    the extremely mistaken mr. cloverfield has it ass-backwards on the _dawn_/romero/28 whateves dynamic. the _dawn_ remake is pathetically overrated, while the two _28_ films are everything romero's post-_dawn_ zombie flix SHOULD have been, but oh, so very much weren't. if the director info is mistaken here, can we all suggest our first choices? i personally vote for larry fesseden or takashi miike (could you imagine??). actually, given that the last shot of _28 weeks_ was the eiffel tower, maybe i should pick claire denis (_trouble every day_ is sorta like an indie nihilist sex-addict take on "i'm'a eat your ass" cinema)? whoever directed _district 13_? godard, maybe? now THAT'S something i'd pay top euro to see...

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST


    by GavinVanDraven

    zombies are reanimated DEAD people. the infected are just that, infected. its like extreme rabies. zombies dont "die" of starvation. they die of a gunshot to the head or decapitation. the infected in 28 days/weeks later die of damn near anything that would kill a regular human being, because they are just that... human beings infected by a virus that makes them turn batshit insane and cannibal. enough of the zombie shit. they arent zombies.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    oh and HARRY

    by GavinVanDraven

    love the new animation. Prince of Darkness right?