’28 Years Later’: Nia DaCosta In Talks To Direct Sequel In New Horror Trilogy

After a diversion into the world of Marvel, Candyman director Nia DaCosta appears to be heading back to the realm of horror. Deadline reports DaCosta is in talks to direct the sequel to 28 Years Later, Danny Boyle and Alex Garland’s film which is now a full-fledged trilogy.

It’s funny that after years of rumors, 28 Years Later finally became a reality a couple of months ago and it’s already expanding. Buzz continues to circulate that original star and recent Oscar winner Cillian Murphy will return to star, but that has yet to be confirmed despite what some of the scoopers are saying out there. Trust me, when Sony Pictures has Murphy locked down they will sing it to the rafters.

DaCosta has been closely linked to Tessa Thompson for most of her career, the two having worked together on Little Woods, briefly on The Marvels, and in the upcoming Hedda adaptation. It makes me wonder if, perhaps, Thompson could be convinced to join 28 Years Later, as well?

Travis Hopson
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