The last time fans of "28 Days Later" and "28 Weeks Later" were transported to the manic universe of the rage infected was way back in 2007. Since then, we have been left with a void as to what exactly the fates of the characters were. However, this all changed Monday morning.

The Independent published a new interview with director Danny Boyle where he revealed that a follow-up to "28 Days Later" is quietly being worked on with "Ex Machina" filmmaker Alex Garland, who is responsible for the original 2002 film.

"Alex Garland and I have a wonderful idea for the third part," he stated, adding, "It's properly good."

The original movie was released in the United Kingdom in 2002 and revolved around the unleashing of a virus that induced rage in people. The film would ultimately gross over $85 million against a budget of only $8 million. "28 Weeks Later" followed in 2007. This sequel revealed that the infection had been quarantined in Europe, but eventually two children would break into the safe zone in hopes of finding their mother and ultimately continue its spread.

This comment will likely leave fans of the franchise wondering if this is the moment they have been anticipating for more than a decade. Would this new film pick up 28 months later? What about 28 years? As of yet, we can only speculate on the title, release date or cast as details are sparse, but any news on this front is good news. Let's hope it comes to fruition.

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