28 Weeks Later
(28 Weeks Later)
28 WEEKS LATER, the follow up to the hugely successful 28 DAYS LATER, picks up six months after the rage virus has annihilated the Mainland Britain. The US army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin.
As the first wave of refugees return, a family is reunited - but one of them unwittingly carries a terrible secret. The virus is not yet dead, and this time, it is more dangerous than ever...
Here is the awaited following film of the surprising 28 DAYS LATER directed in 2002 by Danny Boyle. The trio Danny Boyle (director), Andrew MacDonald (producer) and Alex Garland (scriptwriter) who also made SHWALLOW GRAVE (1994), TRAINSPOTTING (1996), THE BEACH (2000), is once more this continuation, but this time - here, all three are now producers. “We saw an opportunity to make a second film that already had a built in audience. We thought it would be a great idea to try and satisfy that audience again. The hard bit was to try and find a story which would live up to the power and depth that Danny and Alex brought to the first film”, says Andrew MacDonald.
The shooting of the film was given to Juan Carlos Fresnadillo who won Spain’s prestigious Goya Award for Best New Director for INTACTO (2001) which was his full-length feature debut. Danny Boyle himself wanted to have a non-english director so as so as to give London a fresh look. And he adds : "He’s got one foot in two cultures, so he was an interesting guy to get, you know, rather than just get another Brit who probably would [have made] it much as I'd made the first one. So you need a kind of different eye on it, really. And there's a great tradition at the moment in our cinema of Latin American and Spanish directors, and it’s, I think, great to be able to be part of it". Anyway, despite his new producer functions, Danny Boyle led a second team and shot some of the opening scenes. Almost entirely shot in London, it is the district of Isle of Dog, bordered by the Tamise on three of its sides, that seemed the ideal place to tell this history, a place propitious that would have without doubt been used by the army in the reality of a real epidemic.
The main character was given to Robert Carlyle, well known for his great plays in TRAINSPOTTING and THE FULL MONTY (1997).