Boyle Open To Directing “28 Months Later”

With his “Steve Jobs” film about to get released, filmmaker Danny Boyle continues doing press about the film. Though he’s slated to direct the “Trainspotting” sequel next summer, he was recently asked about another sequel in development – “28 Months Later”.

Boyle has previously said several times that he was essentially done with “28 Days Later” franchise, so a third film in the series would likely only involve him as an executive producer – much like with the Juan Carlos Fresnadillo-directed “28 Weeks Later”.

In a new interview with The Playlist, he reveals that he could return to the series at the helm after all – but it will depend upon the script:

“I’ve got no problem [with that]. It’s the usual thing: is it’s not about whether people think it’s a good idea that you’re directing. It’s whether you respond to the script or not. It’s just like on [‘Steve Jobs’]. I got the script and I went, ‘That was amazing. I hope I can add to that somehow and it be even better than just the experience of reading it.'”

“28 Days Later” creator/screenwriter Alex Garland has already come up with a concept for “28 Months Later” and Boyle confirms development is underway with original producer Andrew Macdonald:

“It’s not quite ready to go, but, there’s been a bit of work done on that. It’s in a process at the moment and I wouldn’t have any inhibition about being involved in it at all. It’s amazing what has happened to the zombie genre since we made it. There’s ‘Walking Dead.’ I saw this very funny trailer the other day for the ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.’ A very funny trailer. It appears to be everywhere.”

Boyle also has two period piece projects in the works – “Telemark” about British-trained resistance fighters who sabotaged Hitler’s nuclear development program, another is an adaptation of Andrew Miller’s debut novel “Ingenious Pain” about an 18th century surgeon incapable of feeling pain. His “127 Hours” and “Slumdog Millionaire” screenwriter Simon Beaufoy is also said to be working on a few projects.