Candyman Director Nia DaCosta In Talks To Make The Second Part Of The 28 Years Later Trilogy

Nia DaCosta

by James White |
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Following the news in January that Danny Boyle and Alex Garland are reuniting to breathe new, infected life into the 28 Days Later/28 Weeks Later film series with a brand new trilogy, we have word on who may be following Boyle in the director's chair after he makes the first film. Nia DaCosta, who went from the indie likes of Little Woods to the Candyman follow-up and the MCU with The Marvels, is in talks to handle the second outing.

According to Deadline, the plan is for Garland to write the whole trilogy and then to switch out directors for each film. Boyle will kick things off, with a plan to handle the first one later this year, with production gearing up on the second after that finishes to as to maintain continuity of storytelling, while each filmmaker will bring their own stamp to their entry.

Sony has splashed the cash to back this effort, with 28 Days Later star Cillian Murphy, who played the man who awoke from a coma to discover London and the UK overrun by zombie-like rage virus-infected people running around, producing. There's no confirmation yet on whether he'll be in front of the camera again.

No word on a release date yet, but if that late 2024 shooting plan holds, it could be on screens towards the end of next year.

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