Words cannot express my love for Danny Boyle’s zombie reinvention 28 Days Later. Everything from John Murphy’s haunting score to the unique low-budget digital filming is just absolutely brilliant. I remember watching it in theaters and thinking how genius and simple it was to make zombies run. Before 28 Days Later, I found the genre goofy because anyone can escape a slow ass zombie. Danny Boyle’s rage filled zombies were the scariest idea to embrace the genre in decades.
Ever since the existence of 28 Days Later, there has been an over indulgence of zombie entertainment in Hollywood. Apparently Danny Boyle himself has also recognized this crazy trend. Will this have a negative impact on a 28 Days Later sequel? Listen to what Danny Boyle has to say:
Who would have thought? I don’t like zombie movies. I never did. We took a genre and fucked with it. Zombie aficionados, they’re quite precious with all their rules. Like with running: “They don’t do that!” Of course there are so many manifestations of zombies now, the rule book has gone out the window. I saw one episode of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and it was very gripping. But the zombies were stumbling around again, which I hate. Given what we’ve just been talking about, it’s very difficult to know whether zombies are overexposed now as a concept. So it’s 40/60 whether it happens or not. But we did have an idea of where to set it and what it might be about.
Doesn’t seem hopeful that a sequel is in the works. I honestly would not want to see this happen unless Danny Boyle was fully on board with the idea anyway. I loved the second entry 28 Weeks Later, but it did not hold the weight of Boyle’s original. For now, we have plenty of other zombie stories out there to watch.
Would you like to see another 28 Days Later sequel?