Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Zombies Rule the Earth, from Walking Dead to 28 Months Later

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood October 13, 2010 at 1:06AM

As zombies become the new vampires, and AMC's The Walking Dead launches Halloween, the dystopian 28 Days Later franchise shows no sign of slowing down.
1
Thompson on Hollywood

As zombies become the new vampires, and AMC's The Walking Dead launches Halloween, the dystopian 28 Days Later franchise shows no sign of slowing down.

Director Danny Boyle is talking about directing the third installment, 28 Months Later, which he has considered doing for some years now. Boyle directed the 2002 original and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo took the helm on 28 Weeks Later in 2007, with Boyle as an uncredited assistant director. Boyle seems to be in the mood for horror: he is set to direct a stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Bottom line on why he'd direct a horror sequel: he owes two films on his three-picture contract, signed after Slumdog Millionaire won the Oscar, with Pathe and Fox Searchlight (where he made 28 Days Later, Millions and Sunshine). The upcoming 127 Hours is the first film in the deal.

(UPDATE: title is to be determined and we shouldn't hold our breath for the film - no script currently exists for it).

This article is related to: Directors, Genres, Indies, TV, Danny Boyle, Horror , AMC


E-Mail Updates






Festivals on TOH



Thompson on Hollywood

Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.