Day 289 - 28 Weeks Later (2007) Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne and Robert Carlyle Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Plot: Six months after the rage virus was inflicted upon the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan. Thoughts: 28 Days Later is one of my favourite zombie movies and I'm pleased that the sequel wasn't a disaster. I didn't expect much from this after I saw that the pair of Danny Boyle and Alex Garland weren't involved with this movie, but I think it's a pretty good continuation of the story. The opening scene is really intense but the rest of the movie couldn't really keep up with that. It's a bit dissapointing that the story had to rely on terrible security staff for most of the events in the film to actually happen. It's been 10 years now so where's 28 Months Later or whatever the sequel is going to be called?
Scary Movie Month! * "28 Weeks Later" 2007 -directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo -writers Rowan Joffe and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan. "It all begins again..." Starring Jeremy Renner as Doyle Rose Byrne as Scarlett Imogen Poots as Tammy Mackintosh Muggleton as Andy Idris Elba as Stone Harold Perrineau as Flynn Robert Carlyle as Don Catherine McCormack as Alice * Fun Facts! When Danny Boyle, Alex Garland and Andrew Macdonald first began to consider a sequel to 28 Days Later... (2002), their initial idea was to do 29 Days Later, possibly using the characters of Jim (Cillian Murphy), Selena (Naomie Harris) and Hannah (Megan Burns) from the first film. This idea was dropped in favor of doing a film set within the time-frame of 28 Days Later..., focusing on an SAS team sent into London to retrieve either the Prime Minister or the Queen. Finally, it was suggested to set the film some time after the events of the initial film, and to deal with the impact Rage has had on society in general. It is stated on the DVD extras that all the actors who are playing infected people come from a "movement background": they have a history in dance, gymnastics, circus or mime. They also followed workshops to learn more about the infection and what they were supposed to do. In the shooting script, it is Scarlet (Rose Byrne) who is burnt to death whilst trying to get the car started and Doyle (Jeremy Renner) who is beaten to death by Don (Robert Carlyle) in the subway. Writer/director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and writer/producer Enrique López Lavigne changed this at the last minute because they felt that killing Doyle first and leaving the children with Scarlet would create more tension for the audience, as leaving the children with Scarlet as opposed to Doyle makes them seem