Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ralph Fiennes set for huge horror sequel

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25 Apr 2024, 08:04

L - R: Ralph Fiennes, Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

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The third instalment in a popular film series is on its way, and some big names have been added to the line up.

It has already been announced that 28 Years Later is set to continue Danny Boyle and Alex Garland’s post-apocalyptic horror story which started in 2002 with 28 Days Later. A sequel called 28 Weeks Later followed in 2007.

Three stars have reportedly been added to the latest movie, which will apparently be the first of a new three-part project.

Deadline reports that - according to their sources - Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ralph Fiennes have “boarded” the project, which will once again be directed by Trainspotting’s Boyle and written by The Beach’s Garland. 

Comer is perhaps best known for starring in Killing Eve, and has gone on to star in acclaimed movie The End We Start From and award-winning West End play Prima Facie.

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Ralph Fiennes’ vast career includes playing Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series and M, the head of MI6, in three 007 films. He excelled onstage at the Royal National Theatre before having further success at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

At this stage, it’s not been confirmed whether Cillian Murphy, who starred in the original movie. The Oppenheimer actor has, however, previously stated his affection for the original film.

The original film, 28 Days Later, saw Murphy play a bicycle courier wake from a coma to discover the accidental release of a highly contagious, aggression-inducing virus has caused the breakdown of society.

The 2007 sequel was not directed by Boyle, nor written by Garland, although the duo were involved in its production. It starred Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne and Jeremy Renner.

At this stage, there is no word on what shape the new film will take.