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The second part of the movie 28 Years Later is directed by Nia DaCosta

The second part of the movie 28 Years Later is directed by Nia DaCosta

Exclusive: While Danny Boyle is set to return to direct After 28 years, the first film in a new trilogy based on the popular horror films that Boyle helped launch, and Sony Pictures is already casting a director for the second film in this new, reimagined series. Although the deal has not yet closed, sources tell Deadline that Nia DaCosta is in talks to direct the second part of Sony's upcoming 28 Years Later trilogy with Boyle, Garland, Andrew Macdonald and Peter Rice producing alongside Bernie Bellew. After 28 days Star Cillian Murphy will executive produce.

While exact dates are unknown, sources are planning for Boyle to direct the first film later this year with the second film immediately following the first filming session, which is why the studio is moving quickly to secure the second director. This way directors can get on the same page about where they see the story while bringing their unique vision to each film. Garland will write each installment.

While the plot details of this new trilogy are vague in the first film After 28 days Watch bike courier Murphy wake up from a coma to discover that the world has been overrun by zombies, following a virus outbreak. The pic grossed over $82 million worldwide and spawned a 2007 sequel. After 28 weekswhere Boyle and Garland only worked as EPs.

As for DaCosta, the rising star director rates the exact fit the series feels given how influential her directorial style has been especially with thrilling horror films like Candy man.

Subsequently, DaCosta wrote, directed and produced the MGM films Orion Pictures and Plan B calm, a profound reimagining of Henrik Ibsen's famous play Hedda Gabler starring Tessa Thompson in the title role. Previously, she directed and co-wrote Wonders Starring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Iman Villani Candy man, a spiritual contemporary sequel to the 1992 horror classic of the same name from Universal and Monkeypaw Productions. The film received rave reviews and opened at number one at the box office, making DaCosta the first black female director to top the US box office chart. DaCosta made her debut with the critically acclaimed film Little WoodsWhich I wrote and directed.

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DaCosta is repped by CAA and Entertainment