28 Years Later in the Works with Original Writer and Director

News dropped Wednesday teasing a possible sequel to one of 2002’s biggest horror hits. Director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Alex Garland have joined forces again to helm the much-anticipated 28 Years Later, a sequel to 28 Days Later and its 2007 follow-up, 28 Weeks Later. The Hollywood Reporter states the “new zombie thriller” will be pitched to studios and distributors this week in hopes of kick-starting a new trilogy written completely by Garland with Boyle directing the first installment.

In recent years, a second sequel to 28 Days Later has been highly requested by fans and Boyle has expressed interest in the past saying:

I’d be very tempted (to direct a sequel). It feels like a very good time actually.

The original film stars Cillian Murphy as a bicycle courier who awakens from a coma to discover the accidental release of a highly contagious, aggression-inducing virus has caused the breakdown of society. The sequel, 28 Weeks Later, is set after the events of the first film, depicting the efforts of NATO military forces to salvage a safe zone in London, the consequence of two young siblings breaking protocol to find a photograph of their mother, and the resulting reintroduction of the Rage Virus to the safe zone.

Garland already seems to have written at least the first script in the proposed trilogy, but no plot details have been released yet. Death Curse Society will stay on top of this story as it progresses.