Danny Boyle Having "Serious" Conversations About 28 Months Later

We've been dreaming of Danny Boyle's much talked-about return to the 28 Days Later zombie franchise for years. But maybe now he's finally ready? » 1/14/15 4:55pm 1/14/15 4:55pm

The Writer Of 28 Days Later Tackles Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation

We celebrated Jeff VanderMeer's novel Annihilation as a weird science novel that's actually weird enough, and an antidote to J.J. Abrams-style mysteries. Now, the movie version has gotten a writer/director who can handle some weirdness: Alex Garland. » 10/31/14 6:30pm 10/31/14 6:30pm

10 Decent Movies That Were Doomed by Unfair Memes

Sometimes a movie sparks everybody's imagination months before it comes out. When a film gets talked about, that's usually a good thing — and it's an even better thing when it becomes the subject of memes and ideas. Unless those memes totally misrepresent what the movie's about, and wind up killing all interest in… » 1/17/13 11:10am 1/17/13 11:10am

First Look at Danny Boyle's Hypnotist Heist Movie, Trance

Danny Boyle's ready to flip the traditional noir movie on its head with his next picture, Trance. Rosario Dawson stars as a hypnotherapist, who has to coax the location of a missing painting out of the mind of James McAvoy. The first ever images from the picture arrived online today thanks to USA Today. Here's your… » 12/27/12 11:41am 12/27/12 11:41am

Jetpacks! Voldemort! James Bond! The Most Delightful and Ridiculous…

Was this the most science fiction and fantasy-filled Olympic opening ceremony yet? With director Danny Boyle at the helm, there were bound to be a few fantastical elements in his kickoff to the 2012 Olympic Games. Here are some of the strangest, most wondrous, and most fantasy-fuelled images to grace London's Olympic… » 7/28/12 8:00am 7/28/12 8:00am

How realistic will Danny Boyle's movie about shapeshifting dogs be?

Oscar award winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, who worked with Danny Boyle on 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire, gave us an update on their next collaboration: translating Toby Barlow's lycanthrope book Sharp Teeth into film! Find out which Hollywood dogs might make the casting cut! Plus more news on his current… » 3/08/12 12:35pm 3/08/12 12:35pm

Danny Boyle's Frankenstein leaps off the stage and into movie theaters

Now this is a show that doesn't need fancy stunts to sell us. Watch the trailer for Danny Boyle's stage translation of Frankenstein, coming soon to select movie theaters. (Previously Boyle directed 28 Days Later, Sunshine, and 172 Hours, among others). Just to make things really interesting, the two lead actors swap… » 2/24/11 9:44am 2/24/11 9:44am

The Zombie Mashup You've Been Waiting For: An International Relations…

How would the international community respond to the rise of a zombie horde? Daniel Drezner's Theories of International Politics and Zombies answers this crucial question — but also parodies the stultifying state of academic international relations programs. And for those of us who don't understand all the competing… » 2/08/11 1:09pm 2/08/11 1:09pm

Danny Boyle's not opposed to making 28 Months Later (but he's too busy)

At a press conference to promote his upcoming mountain-climbing thriller 127 Hours, Danny Boyle mentioned that he's not against directing 28 Months Later, but he's booked until 2012. The infected may run fast, but this project's moving slooow. [/Film] » 10/13/10 1:02pm 10/13/10 1:02pm

28 Days Later screenwriter taking on Logan's Run?

Could the upcoming Logan's Run movie actually be better than the campy 1976 original? Alex Garland, who wrote the Danny Boyle-dircted films Sunshine and 28 Days Later, is in talks to write the screenplay, going back to the original 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson for inspiration. And Carl… » 6/17/10 12:05pm 6/17/10 12:05pm

What Was The Last Movie You Saw Without Knowing Anything About It?

When was the last time you walked into a movie, without knowing anything beyond the title and maybe who was in it? Not even seeing the trailer first? These days, it's hard to believe such an experience even exists. » 4/06/10 4:00pm 4/06/10 4:00pm

Does Judge Dredd Movie Have A Screenplay Already?

There's been no movement on a Judge Dredd movie since we featured some lovely concept art back in January. But yesterday, concept artist (and comics god) Jock Twittered that he's "working through script visuals for Judge Dredd movie. Alex Garland writes a great script." That's confirmation that Alex Garland (The… » 9/09/09 11:00am 9/09/09 11:00am

New Judge Dredd Movie Getting Danny Boyle Treatment?

The 1995 Judge Dredd movie may have failed to please fans of the justice-dispensing, motorcycle-riding Megacity One lawman. But that hasn't stopped the movie biz from trying again... this time with British producers. » 12/20/08 1:34pm 12/20/08 1:34pm

Who's Really The Greatest SF Director Working Today?

We caused some consternation last week when we said Danny Boyle » 10/28/08 2:09pm 10/28/08 2:09pm might be the most gifted director currently working in science fiction. So it's time to settle the issue. Who's really the greatest and most talented director creating science fiction movies today? Note: We didn't include any directors who haven't worked…

Danny Boyle Tells io9 About Renouncing Space Opera

Click to view » 10/21/08 1:33pm 10/21/08 1:33pmDanny Boyle may be the most gifted director working in science fiction today. Like Ridley Scott, he's made a number of non-SF films, but his contributions to the genre have stood out among its best works. We had a chance to sit down with Boyle and talk about how his , the Mumbai-set , is a William…

28 Months Later, Are Those "Zombies" Still Running Around London?

Sounds like the rage virus still hasn't been disinfected from our lives just yet. Director of 28 Days Later » 9/11/08 10:20am 9/11/08 10:20am and producer of the sequel Danny Boyle is toying with our heart strings by vaguely talking about the possibility of yet another outbreak of the rage virus. And he may actually direct, this time. Will Boyle be…

Battle of the Genitals in Science Horror Movies

Critics are always saying that horror movies are about fearing vaginas, but they're wrong. Sure there's vadge imagery aplenty in horror (just watch the run of Alien movies if you don't believe me), but the scariest science horror flicks of the last thirty years are actually about everything that can go wrong with a… » 3/19/08 10:41am 3/19/08 10:41am

Sunshine Should Be Burning Up the Oscars

The Academy's shortlist for visual effects awards hit the web yesterday, and Sunshine isn't anywhere to be found. If you want to see why this is such a travesty, then head out and pick up a copy on DVD today. We know all of you didn't see it, and it flew under the radar for a lot of people out there, so we'll wait… » 1/08/08 8:40am 1/08/08 8:40am

Bad Science Looks Killer In "Sunshine"


We can't wait for Danny Boyle's Sunshine to come out on DVD next Tuesday. Sunshine might have been the best SF movie of 2007, even though its science was iffy in places. Take this cool-looking scene, where hapless communications officer Harvey tries to jump from one spaceship to another without a suit and doesn't… » 1/03/08 11:20am 1/03/08 11:20am

USA Today Can't See The Sunshine

Claudia Puig over at USA Today gets it wrong, yet again. The film critic has posted an article called "Dark themes shine a beacon of light at the theater" which is supposed to be about how depressing flicks were big at the box office, but it quickly devolves into nothing more than a list of her best and worst of the… » 12/28/07 11:15am 12/28/07 11:15am