28 Weeks Later
Original Release: April 26, 2007 (UK)
Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Written by: Rowan Joffé, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, E. L. Lavigne, Jesus Olmo
Produced by: Enrique López-Lavigne, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Bernard Bellew
Running Time: 100 minutes
Box Office: $64.2 million (US)
Six months after the original epidemic, the rage virus has all but annihilated the population of the British Isles. Nevertheless the U.S. Army declares the danger past, and American soldiers arrive to restore order and begin reconstruction. Refugees return to British soil, but one of them carries a deadly secret: The virus is not gone and is even more dangerous than before.
Rose Byrne (Scarlet), Jeremy Renner (Doyle), Harold Perrineau (Flynn), Catherine McCormack (Alice), Mackintosh Muggleton (Andy), Imogen Poots (Tammy), Idris Elba (Stone)
- Robert Carlyle had turned down the Christopher Eccleston part in 28 Days Later... (2002).
- The character of Doyle is a reference to the director of "28 Days Later," Danny Boyle. The name "Doyle" consists of the d from "Danny," and the "oyle" from Boyle, making Doyle.
- Danny Boyle couldn't direct the sequel because of his commitments to Sunshine (2007). Cillian Murphy and Naomie Harris couldn't come back for the sequel either because of other commitments.
Alice: Don... Help us... Don... Help us
Donald Harris: What are you going to cook?
Alice: Your favorite.
Donald Harris: What, again?
Alice: Who were chasing you?
Boy in Cottage: My mum, my dad... They're trying to kill me. There's others too.
Donald Harris: How many?
Boy in Cottage: Loads.
Empire Award (UK) as Best Horror Movie
Málaga Spanish Film Festival Award for Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and Enrique López Lavigne
BET Award as Best Actor - Idris Elba
British Independent Film Award as Most Promising Newcomer - Imogen Poots
British Independent Film Award as Best Technical Achievement
Evening Standard British Film Award as Best Technical Achievement
Freight Meter Award as Best Horror Movie
Freight Meter Award as Best Director
Golden Schmoes Award as Best Horror Movie of the Year
Golden Schmoes Award as Best Sci-Fi Movie of the Year
Golden Schmoes Award as Biggest Surprise of the Year
Golden Trailer Award as Best Horror TV Spot
Golden Trailer Award as Best Horror Poster
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival Award as Best Feature Film
Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards as Best Movie