R | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
Stephen King is a huge fan of the movie and paraphrases one of Selena's lines in his novel, "Doctor Sleep", "He needs us more than we need him".
Activist: Fucking hell.
In a shot across the deserted Westminster Bridge, the traffic lights at the junction of Bridge Street and Victoria Embankment are red. However, the national power grid has been shut down.
Other than the Fox Searchlight logo, there are no opening credits whatsoever. The title of the movie, 28 Days Later, only appears as a descriptive subtitle.
Fox Searchlight attached an alternative downbeat ending to all 1400 US prints of the film, while it was still in U.S. release. The revised ending was the one that appeared in the original script, but the script's ending was ditched in favor of a happy ending after it did not test well. Director Danny Boyle decided "We can't do this to people, because it was such a tough journey anyway."
$10,061,858 29 June 2003