It was recently announced that Cillian Murphy would be once again donning a flat cap to return as Tommy Shelby in the Peaky Blinders film but he’s also set to reprise one of his earliest lead roles next year.

28 Years Later is the sequel to the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic horror film 28 Days Later, which helped reinvent the genre and became a classic. Murphy will be returning as Jim in this new film, but the rest of the cast is just as exciting: Jodie Comer and Ralph Fiennes have also been confirmed to star.

What is 28 Years Later about?

The sequel will be directed by Danny Boyle, who directed the 2002 original, and this new film also follows the events of 2007’s 28 Weeks Later. Both depicted the events that follow an outbreak of a virus that turns people into feral savages and destroys society. Jim, who appeared in the first film, searches through an almost empty London looking for survivors (a scene that later became a meme during covid). There’s no definite plot details that have been released jet, other than the return of Jim, and that it’ll likely be once again set in London or somewhere in Britain.

Who else stars in 28 Years Later?

Murphy might have won an Oscar earlier this year and be one of the biggest names in Hollywood, but while his character is back, he may not be the main focus on the film. Aaron Taylor Johnson, who recently starred in The Fall Guy and is tipped as a potential future James Bond, will be playing one of the main characters in the sequel. Joining him is Killing Eve star Jodie Comer, who led a survival film of her own in The End We Start From. Bond and Harry Potter star Ralph Fiennes will also play a role, alongside Back to Black’s Jack O’Connell.

When does the film come out?

There’s no trailer or images yet from 28 Years Later, which has just begun filming, but we do know that it’s set to arrive in cinemas next year on 20th June. The story is also set to be continued further with another film following it, but for now we’ll keep you up to date with the latest details when they’re announced.


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