Filmmaker Danny Boyle shook up the horror genre with the widely acclaimed “28 Days Later… ” a decade ago. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s follow-up “28 Weeks Later…” wasn’t as well received but wasn’t dismissed either.
For those holding out hope that Boyle might return to produce or direct a third film entitled “28 Months Later… “, sorry but the filmmaker himself seems done with the whole zombie movie thing. Boyle tells Wired:
“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.”
Asked to share that idea, Boyle laughed and said “No, because they’ll end up in The Walking Dead.”