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Alex Garland ‘Doubts’ 28 Months Later Will Ever Happen

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Alex Garland ‘Doubts’ 28 Months Later Will Ever Happen

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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Who won last nights, Season 14, of the Voice? In a rather shocking finale, BRYNN CARTELLI won season 14 of the Voice, making her the youngest contestant to win the competition.

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Are John Cena and Nikki Bella Back Together?

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Are John Cena and Nikki Bella Back Together?

Just over a month ago we revealed that WWE Superstars John Cena and Nikki Bella broke up ( you can click here to find out why Nikki Bella broke up with John Cena.)

Since their break-up both John Cena and Nikki Bella have been on a media frenzy, one for her reality TV show, and the other for his blockbuster movies.

John Cena has made it clear in these interviews, that he will stop at nothing to win Nikki Bella back, and it looks like it actually worked.

John Cena and Nikki Bella are finally back on the road to reconciliation!

A source told us that “they’re basically back together.”

“They both got a wake-up call once they canceled the wedding, and they both realized they could fix what was broken,” the source revealed.

“They never stopped talking,” a source told People Magazine. “Other than the actual wedding weekend, when they took some space, they have been talking.”

John had made it clear on NBC’s “Today” show that he wanted to have a family with Nikki and still wanted to marry her. If you watch Total Divas or Total Bella’s than you already know that this is exactly what Nikki wanted to hear.

“He has poured his heart out to her, and she was more than ready to take him back once she heard what she needed to hear,” the source from People Magazine added. “He’s been saying and doing all the right things.”

As seen below, TMZ spotted the couple in San Diego over the weekend, and it looks like we may see the power couple together again real soon for good!

 

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Andy Serkis’ ‘Mowgli’ Trailer: A Darker Look At ‘The Jungle Book’

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Andy Serkis’ ‘Mowgli’ Trailer: A Darker Look At ‘The Jungle Book’

With this morning’s trailer debut of Andy Serkis’ Mowgli, we now have a trailer for every major Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc. release for 2018 except for Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born and James Wan’s Aquaman. I’m guessing we’ll get a Star Is Born trailer (the film opted to forgo Cannes in favor of the more Oscar-friendly Fall festival circuit) attached to Ocean’s 8 in early June. That Aquaman trailer will drop, I dunno, sometime next month with Incredibles 2 or Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom or with July’s Ant-Man and the Wasp just before SDCC?

Either way, this darker, PG-13 variation on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is going to have to justify itself 2.5 years after Disney beat them to the punch with a pretty acclaimed and $996 million-grossing version of the iconic story.  Yes, this one is presumably more faithful to the original book than the Disney toon, the 1994 Stephen Sommers actioner or Jon Favreau’s animated/live-action hybrid from 2016. But at the end of the day, it’s still another live-action/animated action drama set in the same general world and stemming from the same source material.

It’ll be an uphill battle, even if this does turn out to be essentially a Jungle Book movie with the tone, mood and flavoring of Matt Reeves’ recent Planet of the Apes sequels. To be fair, this looks pretty spectacular from a purely visual point-of-view. And the animal cast, including Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Eddie Marsan and Naomie Harris among others, is pretty impressive if not quite as conventionally star-studded as Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Walken and Idris Elba. If not for the fact that we just had a variation on this movie from a different studio two years ago, this one would probably be looked at as a much bigger deal.

But this isn’t 1998 where audiences necessarily want two loose copies of the same movie in a short period of time. Heck, even in 2013 there was only room for one “Die Hard in the White House” movie, as the underrated but overbudgeted White House Down fell to the cheaper and nastier Olympus Has Fallen. Of course, a 2.5-year difference is different than a six-month (or less) span between movies. So will audiences feel that enough time has passed in between Jungle Book movies, even if this one does look pretty neat and does feel closer in spirit to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes than Walt Disney’s (occasionally somber and arthouse-ish) Jungle Book adaptation?

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