Jodie Comer to star in 28 Days Later sequel

Jodie Comer to star in ’28 Days Later’ sequel

Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Ralph Fiennes have officially joined the cast of the much-anticipated sequel to the hit film, 28 Days Later. The upcoming film will be directed and written by the dynamic duo of Danny Boyle and Alex Garland once again, and is aptly titled 28 Years Later.

The original film, released in 2002 and starring Cillian Murphy, depicted a post-apocalyptic UK overrun by zombies. While a sequel, titled 28 Weeks Later, was released in 2007, it did not involve Boyle or Garland. However, the upcoming film is set to kick off a new trilogy in the vein of the original 28 Days Later.

Cillian Murphy will be returning to the film, this time taking on the role of an executive producer. The original movie, which delved into the theme of a dystopian world, played a significant role in revitalizing the zombie horror genre in the early 2000s, grossing over £65m worldwide.

Aside from its impact on the genre, 28 Days Later also proved to be a launchpad for the careers of Murphy and Boyle, who went on to helm acclaimed projects like Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours.

Joining the cast are acclaimed actors Jodie Comer, known for her Emmy-winning role in Killing Eve, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who has recently been the subject of speculation regarding the role of James Bond, and Ralph Fiennes, an Oscar-nominated actor currently starring in Macbeth in Washington DC.

The addition of these talented actors has sparked excitement among fans of the franchise, as they eagerly anticipate the release of 28 Years Later and the continuation of the thrilling saga.