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28 WEEKS LATER has found a leading man!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Like most of you fellow horror fans, I really dug Danny Boyle's 28 DAYS LATER. I liked it much more when it was a survival story and not a crazy army people story, but all that aside I think it holds up really well. The sequel, 28 WEEKS LATER, which Boyle will not direct (however he will produce alongside Alex Garland (screenwriter of the original) and Andrew MacDonald), is underway, eye-ballin' a May '07 release. And now they've cast the new heroic lead, a young man by the name of Jeremy Renner who was in NORTH COUNTRY recently and will appear in that JESSE JAMES flick starring Brad Pitt.

The story of the sequel sounds like the Special Forces have stepped up and have restored a good amount of order. They try to repopulate London when a carrier of the virus slips in and reignites the spread of the rage.

INTACTO director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo directs. If the flick is half as fun and inventive as the first, then I'll be happy. Fingers crossed.

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