Nia DaCosta is in talks to direct a film in the 28 Years Later franchise. The filmmaker, who helmed last year’s The Marvels and the Jordan Peele-produced Candyman, would direct the second film in the new, planned horror trilogy from Sony.

Danny Boyle, the director behind the 2002 original 28 Days Later, which starred Cillian Murphy, is returning to helm the first sequel film from writer Alex Garland, who had also scripted the first feature. Murphy is also set to serve as executive producer on the new project.

28 Days Later followed a man who wakes from a coma after a bicycle accident to find that England is now a desolate, postapocalyptic hellscape, thanks to a virus that turned its victims into raging, zombie-like killers. He must then navigate this new landscape, meeting survivors along the way. Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns, and Brendan Gleeson also starred in the original, which fast became a modern classic of the zombie horror genre.

Nia DaCosta is currently on production for upcoming drama Hedda, based on the play Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen. The Amazon MGM feature stars Tessa Thompson in the title role and does not yet have a release date.

Recommended Posts