The official plot synopsis goes like this: "Six months after the rage virus has annihilated the British Isles, the U.S. Army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin. In the first wave of returning refugees, 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." And having spent a few days on the set last year, I can tell you this: The filmmakers are serious about making a sequel that stands up to Mr. Boyle's well-regarded piece of horrific sci-fi.
28 Weeks Later opens on May 11. At the helm is Intacto director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, working from a screenplay by Rowan Joffe, Enrique Lavigne and Jesus Olmo. The cast includes folks like Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Catherine McCormack, Jeremy Renner and Harold Perrineau. Opening night audiences will include folks like ... me.