Director tapped for next 28 Days Later instalment

Cillian Murphy to executive produce

Credit Warner Bros

Danny Boyle is set to direct 28 Years Later but the second film in that new trilogy has already tapped a director.

Candyman director Nia DaCosta will direct 28 Years Later 2 (or whatever it shall be titled), with with Boyle, original writer Alex Garland, Andrew Macdonald and Peter Rice producing along with Bernie Bellew. 28 Days Later star Cillian Murphy will exec produce.

Says Deadline, “While exact dates are unknown, sources say the plan is for Boyle to direct the first film later this year, with the second film shooting immediately after, which is why Sony is moving fast to lock in that second director. This way, the directors can get on the same page about where they see the story going while also bringing their own unique visions for each film. Garland will pen each installment.”

Cillian Murphy starred in the original film.

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