Actor Cillian Murphy confirmed for “28 years later”: the new installment of post-apocalyptic horror | TV and Show

Actor Cillian Murphy confirmed for “28 years later”: the new installment of post-apocalyptic horror | TV and Show
Actor Cillian Murphy confirmed for “28 years later”: the new installment of post-apocalyptic horror | TV and Show

Actor Cillian Murphy has been confirmed by Sony to star in “28 Years Later”, the long-awaited continuation of the acclaimed horror saga “28 Days Later”. The film, which will be released in June 2025, marks Murphy’s return to this post-apocalyptic universe after more than two decades.

The saga began in 2002 with “28 Days Later”, directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland. The film centers on a highly contagious virus that turns those infected into violent killers. The story follows Jim (played by Murphy), a man who wakes up from a coma to discover that London has been devastated by the pandemic. Along with other survivors, Jim fights to find a safe haven and survive in a world in chaos.

If you haven’t seen it, you can check out the trailer below. Of course, keep in mind that the film is listed by some sites as PG-18 and may be disturbing for sensitive people.

The film was both a critical and commercial success, notable for its innovative approach to the zombie genre, its disturbing atmosphere, and Murphy’s convincing performance. In 2007, the sequel “28 Weeks Later” was released, directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, which continued to explore the consequences of the viral outbreak.

”28 Years Later”, the new installment

“28 Years Later” promises to take the franchise to new heights. The return of Cillian Murphy as Jim has generated great excitement among fans, who are waiting to see how her character has evolved after so many years.

The director of this new installment will once again be Danny Boyle, which guarantees the visual style and narrative intensity that characterized the first installment.

Murphy’s return to “28 Years Later” coincides with a highlight in his career. In 2024, Murphy won his first Oscar for his portrayal in Christopher Nolan’s film “Oppenheimer,” where he played physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. This recognition cemented his status as one of the most versatile and talented actors in Hollywood.

Since his role in “28 Days Later,” Murphy has participated in several high-profile films and series, including “Peaky Blinders,” where he plays the charismatic Tommy Shelby. His ability to transform into complex and memorable characters makes him an ideal choice to lead the new installment of this iconic saga.

As The release date is approaching in June 2025, Fans will be eager to see the trailers and discover how the “28 Days Later” saga has evolved to reflect a new world and new challenges. “28 Years Later” promises to be an exciting and relevant addition to this beloved horror franchise.

 
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