Promotional rounds are underway for “Ex Machina,” the intriguing looking upcoming sci-fi film that marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Alex Garland.
Garland, who penned the novel on which Danny Boyle’s “The Beach” was based, has built up a solid resume over the past decade – penning the scripts for “28 Days Later,” “Sunshine,” “Dredd,” “Never Let Me Go” and the video game “Enslaved: Odyssey to the West”.
During his talks with the press, the “28 Days Later” franchise came up in discussion and Garland confirmed to IGN that “quite serious conversations” are underway about “28 Months Later,” a third film in the horror franchise that would follow-on from the 2002 original and its 2007 sequel:
“We’ve got an idea. Danny [Boyle] and [producer] Andrew [Macdonald] and I have been having quite serious conversations about it so it is a possibility. It’s complicated. There’s a whole bunch of reasons why it’s complicated, which are boring so I won’t go into, but there’s a possibility.”
Garland, who would probably serve in an executive producer capacity like he did on the sequel, admits it doesn’t have a title yet even though “28 Months Later” is the logical step: “It’s more likely to be 28 Months than 28 Years. 28 Years gives you one more place to go. 28 Decades is probably taking the piss.”