Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Entertainment

Cillian Murphy Breaks Silence On His Return To ’28 Days Later’

The actor opened up about his breakthrough role in ’28 Days Later’ and the possibility of his return in the highly anticipated sequel.

During a recently shared SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Conversations program session, Cillian Murphy shared insights into his first thoughts on the 2002 hit film. The 2024 Oscar nominee for ‘Oppenheimer’ confessed:

“I wasn’t too aware we were making a zombie movie, to be honest with you. It was right around the time SARS happened, and there was all this ‘air rage’ stuff going on. So, I never felt it was a zombie film. And I’m glad I didn’t watch the Romero movies because I didn’t realize how hallowed those movies were.”

About possibly reprising his role in ‘28 Days Later’ in a new sequel, he added:

“I’m available.”

The Zombie Film Series Is Back

Although the clip was recorded in December, the timing of Murphy’s explanations coincided with the January announcement of a sequel greenlit by Danny Boyle and Alex Garland.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ‘Oppenheimer’ actor will be an executive producer for ‘28 Years Later.’ He may also return as Jim, the protagonist who wakes up from a coma 28 days after a Zombie virus outbreak, although the official cast list is still unconfirmed.

The First Film Was A Hit

While some news suggests that the sequel will be a two-part series for Sony Pictures, the original film remains a cult classic. So, reflecting on the ongoing legacy of ‘28 Days Later’ during the newly-released recording, Murphy remarked:

“Before ’28 Days Later,’ there weren’t that many zombie movies — it was kind of a dead genre. So, Danny and Alex rebooted it. The amount of memes — I do know what a meme is — that everybody sent me during the pandemic of ’28 Days Later’ was crazy. It just shows that good writing is prescient; it always remains prescient and relative.”

No release date has been announced for the upcoming sequel.

Latest

Entertainment

The actor has sparked curiosity among fans with a tease about returning to the iconic space saga as Jar Jar Binks.

News

Paramount+ is resurrecting Ziva for a new adventure with her lover.

Movies

In the wake of the massive global success of ‘Wonka,’ which raked in over $617 million, director Paul King hints at the potential for...

Movies

At the ‘Dune: Part 2’ premiere in New York City, Florence Pugh found a moment to chat with ET and updated fans on the...

News

NBC’s new spinoff of the hit series ‘Suits,’ set in Los Angeles, has announced Lex Scott Davis as its female lead, according to Variety.

Movies

She thinks the franchise has told its story and there's nothing new to add.

You May Also Like

Entertainment

He learned from this and is trying to improve his acting skills.

Movies

There's exciting news for Spider-Man fans: Sony is working on two new movies. One will focus on Spider-Man's enemies, and the other will have...

Movies

He says they made a new version of his movie without his permission.

Movies

He laughed and asked how people think they know the movie's budget.