Sony Pictures and creatives continue to make signings for the announced 28 Years Latera film is not only a long-awaited sequel to 28 Days Laterbut It will be the beginning of a new trilogywhich will feature the return of Danny Boyle y Alex Garlanddirector and screenwriter, respectively, of the acclaimed 28 Days Laterrepeating their work in the new installment.

The most recent signing is Jack O’Connellwithout details of the role he will be playing, for now, reported Deadline.

O'Connell joins those previously announced Jodie Comer (Killing Eve, The Bikeriders), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (The Fall Guy, Bullet Train), y Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter).

We can see the actor in theaters right now in the biopic of Amy Winehouse, Back to Black, where he plays the artist's husband. It previously hit movie theaters with Ferrari by Michael Mann. His other credits include Unbroken the Angelina Jolie, Money Monster the Jodie Foster, Seberg de Benedict Andrews, y Starred Up by David Mackenzie. In recent weeks it was announced that she will be part of the cast of Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler's supernatural project. The plan, according to the source, is for O'Connell to film that feature film first, and as soon as her involvement in it ends, filming of 28 Years Later.

Boyle will be the director of the first film, while Garland will be the screenwriter of the three installments. Both will produce alongside the original's producer, Andrew Macdonald, Peter Rice, and Bernie Bellew. Cillian Murphy, protagonist of the original film, will be the executive producer.

It has also already been announced Nia DaCosta (Candyman, The Marvels) as the director of the second film in the trilogy. Plans are for Boyle to direct the first film later this year, with the second filming immediately afterward. This way, directors can agree on where they see the story going, while also bringing their own unique visions to each film.

In the original movie, 28 Days Later (2002) Murphy plays Jim, a man who wakes up from a coma after a cycling accident, to discover that England is now a desolate, post-apocalyptic meltdown, thanks to a virus that turned its victims into raging killers. Jim then meets a survivor played by Naomie Harris, and a military maniac, played by Christopher Eccleston.

Previously, Murphy spoke about reprising his role as Jim saying: “I can't reveal much more at this time. But I have always said that I would love to participate because that film changed everything for me and I have great affection for it and for those guys, Alex [Garland] y Danny [Boyle]. “I never watch my own movies except that one.”

In addition to becoming a commercial hit, the original film injected new life into the zombie subgenre, introducing a new form of undead, moving away from those slow walkers, now being ferocious and fast. He also analyzed the fragile nature of society in these pandemic scenarios, which would later be analyzed in other films such as Zombieland, World War Zand the series The Walking Deadamong others.

In 2007, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo directed the sequel 28 Weeks Later, starring Jeremy Renner: “Six months after the rage virus inflicts the population of Britain, the American military helps secure a small area of ​​London for survivors to repopulate and start over. But not everything goes as planned.”

The idea of ​​a new installment has been in the plans of those involved for many years. At some point, it would be titled 28 Months Later.


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