The third entry of Danny Boyle’s 28 film series will soon be released. Summer 2025 will see the debut of 28 Years Later, Sony Pictures said on Friday.

The movie, which will be directed by Boyle and written by Alex Garland, is a sequel to the 2007 film 28 Weeks Later and the 2002 film 28 Days Later. There were rumours when the movie originally broke earlier this year that Boyle and Garland intended for this picture to serve as the start of a new trilogy.

Along with Bernie Bellew joining the ensemble, original producers Andrew Macdonald and Peter Rice will return, in addition to Boyle and Garland. In addition, Cillian Murphy is coming back as executive producer.

At the time of the original movie, Murphy was a relatively unknown actor. In the role, he played a bicycle courier who, upon awakening from a coma, found that a highly contagious virus had taken over the world, turning everyone into ferocious killers. In the second movie, two brothers looked for a picture of their mother while the military worked to keep London safe from the virus.

Though the first movie was an unexpected and successful smash, it is better remembered for having revived the zombie horror subgenre, which in turn helped drive box office support for the next two decades of gory, post-apocalyptic entertainment featuring eating brains. The Walking Dead, Zombieland, World War Z, and Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake and his most recent Army of the Dead all traced back to 28 Days.

The third installment’s plot specifics are still unclear. On June 20, 2025, the movie will be released in theatres.

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