CATEGORIES Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers, Casting, 20th Century Fox, Remakes and Sequels, CinematicalWe already brought you the news that the 28 Days Later sequel (cleverly titled 28 Weeks Later) was about to get underway over at Fox Atomic, and early reports indicated that both Jeremy Renner and Harold Perrineau were on board to star.
Now, thanks to a Fox press release located at ComingSoon.net, I can share a bunch more news. The sequel, which is being produced by the writer/director/producer team of Garland, Boyle and Macdonald, is being directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (Intacto). Production just got underway in England this past week, and that's why we're getting the scoop on the full cast. An impressive one, too! In addition to Renner and Perrineau, 28 Weeks Later will also feature the always-great Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting), the rather lovely Rose Byrne (Attack of the Clones), the also-gorgeous Catherine McCormack (Braveheart), and young Imogen Poots, who was last seen in V for Vendetta.
The sequel picks up six months after the terror of 28 Days Later, and it sees the U.S. military making the (erroneous) claim that the virus is now dead and gone. But without the virus, we'd have no sequel. Fox Atomic is aiming to have 28 Weeks Later ready for release on May 11th of next year.