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Alex Garland ‘Doubts’ 28 Months Later Will Ever Happen

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Those hoping to see 28 Months Later one day have had their hopes dashed, after Alex Garland stated that he does not believe a further 28 Days Later sequel will ever happen. Garland wrote the screenplay for the acclaimed 2002 horror from Danny Boyle, and the title has gone down as one of the best modern examples of the zombie movie. Helping to popularise the fast-moving zombie idea through its Rage-infected hordes, 28 Days Later is still a terrifying film and a haunting look at how fast society can fall apart.

Given the film’s popularity, it was no surprise to see a sequel, and 28 Weeks Later saw release in 2007. The film was not quite as well received as the original from a fan and critic perspective, but it still did well at the box office, and so hopes were high that another glimpse at one of the scariest post-apocalyptic scenarios ever put on film could be on the way. Although a rights dispute has rumbled on behind the scenes, there were still occasional glimmers of hope that 28 Months Later could happen.

Unfortunately, it’s looking less and less likely. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, Alex Garland was asked specifically about the chances of another 28 Days Later movie being made, and the answer was not a good one for fans. Garland stated that he has “doubt” over whether it will ever happen, although it does appear as though he “kind of” has plans for what the film could be if there ever is a chance for it to move forward.

Previously, Alex Garland and Danny Boyle had both expressed their interest in making another film in the 28 Days Later series, with suggestions that a general story idea had been mooted. However, making that into a reality is clearly proving to be difficult, and although it’s not been formally stated it could be that those various rights issues could put a permanent stop on those ideas coming to fruition. Even so, it’s still a shame given the original’s status as one of the best horror movies of the 2000s.

What’s more, with Garland now sitting comfortably in the director’s chair with the likes of Ex Machina and the upcoming Annihilation, it may well be that he could have other priorities. After all, Annihilation is an adaptation of the first part of the Southern Reach series of novels, and if Garland’s film is as good as early reactions suggest then he could be kept extremely busy going forward.

That may not be of much solace to fans hoping for another 28 Days Later movie. However, there’s always the possibility of the franchise going in a different direction altogether. After all, a comic book bridging the gap between 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later is considered one of the best comic books spawned from a movie, so perhaps a further comic sequel could do the trick.

Source: Alex Garland

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QUEEN OF SOUL ARETHA FRANKLIN DEAD AT 76

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QUEEN OF SOUL ARETHA FRANKLIN DEAD AT 76

 
Aretha Franklin, known for having one of the greatest voices in music history, and for hits like “Respect,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” … died Thursday after a long battle with advanced pancreatic cancer.

Aretha passed away in her Detroit home where she was under hospice care. She’d been in failing health for many months and she was down to 86 pounds. One source told us he was informed more than a week ago that Aretha could go at any time.

She was surrounded by friends and family when she passed. Her family released a statement, saying, “In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family.”

She had appeared incredibly frail in recent years, and rarely performed live. Her most recent appearance was last November for Elton John’s AMFAR event.

Aretha’s career is just incredible. Born in Memphis in 1942, her family eventually relocated to Detroit where she began singing in her father’s church. She was such a powerhouse gospel singer, she landed a Columbia record deal in the early ’60s.

Her string of chart-topping hits began with her Atlantic Records deal in 1967.

Aretha’s achievements in the late ’60s were remarkable for any artist, but especially so for a black woman in the midst of the Civil Rights movement. She held the record for the most entries on the Hot 100 list of any female artist for nearly 40 years, only to be dethroned in 2017 by Nicki Minaj.

She won 18 Grammys and was the first woman ever inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Aretha delivered a powerful rendition of “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” — while wearing that unforgettable hat — at Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration.

Throughout her career, Aretha was known for delivering incredible one-off live performances, including at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors show where she sang ‘Natural Woman’ in honor of the song’s co-writer, Carole King.

The Queen of Soul was 76. She is survived by her 4 sons.

RIP

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