Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ralph Fiennes join the cast of 28 Years Later

Apart from helming the film, Boyle and Garland are also producing 28 Years Later, along with the original producer Andrew Macdonald and Peter Rice
From L to R - Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ralph Fiennes
From L to R - Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ralph Fiennes

Actors Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ralph Fiennes have joined the cast of 28 Years Later, the sequel to the 2002 zombie hit 28 Days Later. Filmmakers Danny Boyle and Alex Garland are reuniting for the project after 17 years.

The original 28 Days Later in 2002 centered on a bicycle courier (played by Cillian Murphy) who wakes from a coma to discover the world had been overrun with zombies following the outbreak of a virus. The film was a massive box office success and led to a standalone 2007 sequel 28 Weeks Later, on which Boyle and Garland served solely as eecutive producers.

28 Years Later is the first in a planned trilogy of sequels. Earlier, Deadline reported that Candyman director Nia DiCosta was in talks to helm the second instalment, which is planned to shoot back-to-back with the first film.

Apart from helming the film, Boyle and Garland are also producing 28 Years Later, along with the original producer Andrew Macdonald and Peter Rice. The Oppenheimer actor is also returning as an executive producer.

Comer, who earned an Emmy for her work as Villanelle on Killing Eve, has also starred in Ryan Reynolds' Free Guy and Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel. Up next, she will be seen in The Bikeriders, opposite Austin Butler and Tom Hardy.

Actor Taylor-Johnson, best known for Bullet Train and Nocturnal Animals, has a bunch of much-anticipated films in his kitty including Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt's The Fall Guy, Keanu Reeves and Russel Crowe's Kraven the Hunter and the gothic horror Nosferatu where he will be starring opposite Willem Dafoe and Emma Corrin.

Fiennes, who was most recently seen in Wes Anderson's The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Three More, will be seen next in The Return, opposite Juliette Binoche and Charlie Plummer, and Conclave opposite Stanley Tucci and John Lithgow.

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