After confirming last month that he is going to direct Trainspotting 2 next summer, Danny Boyle has now been speaking about the other films on his slate, including another sequel he may be involved with.
Speaking to The Playlist whilst promoting his new film, the Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender, Boyle has revealed he may well take on directorial duties on the second 28 Days Later sequel, 28 Months Later.
“I’ve got no problem [with that],” he said. “It’s the usual thing: is it’s not about whether people think it’s a good idea that you’re directing. It’s whether you respond to the script or not. It’s just like on [‘Steve Jobs’]. I got the script and I went, ‘That was amazing. I hope I can add to that somehow and it be even better than just the experience of reading it.”
“It’s in a process at the moment and I wouldn’t have any inhibition about being involved in it at all,” he continued. “It’s amazing what has happened to the zombie genre since we made it. There’s The Walking Dead. I saw this very funny trailer the other day for the Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. A very funny trailer. It appears to be everywhere.”
Boyle also spoke of some other projects in the pipeline, including an adaptation of Andrew Miller’s novel Ingenious Plan, a World War II film, a television series, and possibly working again with Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy.
Steve Jobs opens on limited release this Friday in the US before expanding on October 23rd, and is the closing film of this month’s London Film Festival.