Original writer-director team behind 28 Days Later re-teams for 28 Years Later

Writer Alex Garland and director Danny Boyle reunite for a sequel to their zombie classic 28 Days Later. Meanwhile, there's another new Star Trek movie in the works. This time it's for real, apparently.
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In 2022, writer Alex Garland and director Danny Boyle released a movie called 28 Days Later, a zombie apocalypse flick where the zombies were fast, the camerawork was frantic, and the careers were white-hot; Boyle went on to direct the Best Picture-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, leading man Cillian Murphy is on track to win an Oscar for his work in Oppenheimer, and the movie in general helped re-energize the zombie drama; you can draw a direct line from 28 Days Later to hits like World War Z, Zombieland and The Walking Dead.

A sequel to 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, came out in 2007, although Garland and Boyle were only on board as producers. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, they're returning as writer and director on 28 Years Later. Those zombies must be exhausted.

As is customary these days, 28 Years Later may not just be one movie but a trilogy, although it sounds like the details are still being worked out; there isn't any release date yet. The titles write themselves. 28 Decades Later. 28 Centuries Later? Zombies achieve space travel, I'm spitballing here.

There's a new Star Trek movie in the works, for real this time

As long as we're making up sci-fi movies, Deadline reports that there's a new Star Trek film in development. Given how many aborted attempts to make a new Star Trek movies over the past several years -- Quentin Tarantino was going to make one that went nowhere, Noah Hawley was going to make one that went nowhere, Patrick Stewart was talking about a Jean-Luc Picard movie just the other day, etc -- that might not mean much. But this one actually has a writer and director attached: Seth Grahame-Smith and Toby Haynes respectively.

Haynes worked on the show Star Wars: Andor, so it feels a little bit like Paramount is poaching talent from Disney. But it's anyone's guess whether this movie even makes it to theaters, so there's little need for anyone's feelings to get hurt just yet. If this untitled Star Trek movie does happen, it would be some kind of origin story set decades before the 2009 Star Trek film that rebooted the franchise, the one starring Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana. There's also a sequel to that series purportedly in the works, but when it comes to this franchise, I'll believe it when I see it.

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