28 DAYS LATER and 28 WEEKS LATER are examples of what I like to call "unofficial" comics movies. That is, while they aren't adaptations of a comic, they might as well be. They've got a similar aesthetic and I don’t think anybody’s going to argue that there isn’t a significant overlap in the audience. Boom’s even been putting out a 28 DAYS LATER comic for more than a year, now. The lines have blurred and blended together like blood and brains.
With that squared, I think a lot of you Comic Vine maniacs would be interested in knowing that Danny Boyle is looking to direct a third movie for the series, appropriately-titled 28 MONTHS LATER (the word given to Dread Central.) However, considering how he’s one of those director’s who always seems to have five projects going at once (he’s the creative director of the 2012 Olympics!) this could likely end up being another case of him opting to step back and produce while another bloke sits in the director’s chair. Regardless, as a genre fan, I get a special satisfaction out of the fact that an Oscar-wining director is seriously mulling over doing a zombie movie. So the worm has turned... == TEASER ==
I’d almost be more interested in seeing them skip to the inevitable 28 YEARS LATER. The central conceit of THE WALKING DEAD is that it’s showing what happens to these characters beyond the limited window usually afforded by a movie. Even though that book’s been running for years now, we’ve really yet to see what happens to a society in the decades following the outbreak of a zombie apocalypse.
Have any of you been reading the Boom comics? Are there any elements introduced there that you’d like to see in 28 MONTHS LATER?