Fans of 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later are psyched about the buzz surrounding the making of a third installment in the series.
What we are particularly eager to find out if Danny Boyle will bring his unique vision to 28 Months Later. He directed the original but was missing on its sequel 28 Weeks Later, which was directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
Here's all we know about Boyle's possible involvement with the project. Speaking to IGN, he suggested that he might be interested if the movie took a very different direction from the previous ones. Boyle alluded to wanting to surprise audiences and not give them more of the same.
"I love doing stuff that is 'How are you going to direct that? How would you do that?' It's like this project - it's like the Steve Jobs," he said. "You go 'How are you going to do that?' That's a wonderful place to start off. The worst place is when you know how to do it. Or you think you do. Because actually you don't. The audience spot that quite quickly - they're weird, and rightfully so, they're righteous judges of us. They go 'Oh, he's done that before - that's crap.' I've learnt that. So if it's something that I've felt that about, then I'd have no hesitation."
Boyle, who is currently busy working on the highly anticipated sequel for Trainspotting, revealed that he had read Alex Garland's script for 28 Months Later and thought it was lovely, adding that Garland had a different take and was veering away from the predictable zombie-themed shows and movies that have inundated pop culture currently.
"It is a good idea, which I can't obviously say what it is. But it's a lovely idea. Because there's been so many stories told since we did the first one - you know in television and other movies and stuff like that. It's become such a popular device - the walking dead if you like, or zombies, or the infected as we called them," he said.
"But he had a lovely idea on them and it's being worked on. It's not as far advanced - I can't tell you more about it than that, because it's not as far advanced as Trainspotting 2, but then it started later. Ten months seems like a long time to you guys, but in terms of the gestation of things that's not an enormous amount of time. I wouldn't be over-concerned yet that it's not going to arrive."