It’s here. Though it may not be quite what you imagined.

Plans for a third sequel to the 2002 post-apocalyptic horror flick 28 Days Later have been swirling around for a loooong time, and not much has been made concrete, much to the dismay of fans of the film and its 2007 sequel, 28 Weeks Later. But we horror fans are fine with waiting a long time for something if it’s worth the wait, instead of churning out mediocre sequels every year to meet a Halloween quota (lookin’ at you, Paranormal Activity.)

Back in 2007, after the success of 28 Weeks Later, it was reported that director Danny Boyle, who directed both films, had ideas in mind for a third, but in 2010, it looked like the future was murky due to conflicts over the rights to the film. It’s been totally up in the air since, but Boyle has repeatedly given interviews in which he hints at the third (and even fourth) film.

In an interview with The Playlist, Boyle was asked for an update on the third movie, and when asked if he would be interested in coming back to direct, he didn’t shoot the idea down.

I’ve got no problem [with that]It’s the usual thing: it’s not about whether people think it’s a good idea that you’re directing. It’s whether you respond to the script or not. It’s just like on [Steve Jobs]. I got the script and I went, ‘That was amazing. I hope I can add to that somehow and it be even better than just the experience of reading it.'”

Alex Garland is currently working on the script, and Boyle confirms that original producer Andrew Macdonald is on board as well.

It’s not quite ready to go, but, there’s been a bit of work done on thatIt’s in a process at the moment and I wouldn’t have any inhibition about being involved in it at all. It’s amazing what has happened to the zombie genre since we made it. There’s ‘Walking Dead.’ I saw this very funny trailer the other day for the ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.’ A very funny trailer. It appears to be everywhere.”



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My cousin forced me to watch Child’s Play when I was around five years old, and I’ve loved horror movies ever since. I’ll watch anything (the gorier the better) but faint at the sight of blood in real life. Let’s be internet friends -- follow me on Twitter @mrstschinkel.