Cillian Murphy Confirmed to Appear in 28 Years Later

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We found out in January that Sony Motion Pictures is working on a trio of films to take place in the zombie universe of the 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later films. The first new feature, 28 Years Later, will unsurprisingly be a sequel to the two previous movies, the first one starring Cillian Murphy (pictured above).

While we knew that Murphy was on board 28 Years Later as an executive producer, we didn’t have any confirmation that he would act in the movie. In an interview with Deadline, however, Sony Motion Pictures Group chairman Tom Rothman confirmed that Murphy would show up in the upcoming film directed by Danny Boyle. Rothman didn’t say exactly how Murphy would appear on screen, but teased that it would be “in a surprising way and in a way that grows.”

That statement is vague, but it suggests that maybe Murphy will show up in a cameo-type role that may or may not be a portrayal of his previous character. We do know that 28 Years Later will star other actors, with Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Ralph Fiennes (The Menu), and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) taking on lead roles.

And while we don’t know plot details, we know that Alex Garland (Annihilation) is penning all three scripts and that at least the first two will be filmed back-to-back, with Nia DaCosta taking the director’s chair for the second film.

No news yet on when 28 Years Later will premiere in theaters. icon-paragraph-end

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