Stephen Arthur Frears is an English film and television director. Frears has directed numerous films since the 1980s including My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity, The Queen and Florence Foster Jenkins, he has been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Director: for The Grifters and The Queen. In 2008 The Daily Telegraph named him among the 100 most influential people in British culture. Frears was born in England, his mother, Ruth M. was a social worker, his father, Russell E. Frears, was a general practitioner and accountant. Frears was brought up Anglican, did not find out that his mother was Jewish until he was in his late 20s. From 1954 to 1959, Frears was educated at Gresham's School, a boarding independent school for boys in the market town of Holt in Norfolk; this was followed by Trinity College, from 1960 to 1963. At the University of Cambridge Frears was Assistant Stage Manager for the 1963 footlights Revue which starred Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Bill Oddie and David Hatch.
After graduating from the University, Frears worked as an assistant director on the films Morgan! and if..... He spent most of his early directing career in television for the BBC but for the commercial sector. Frears contributed to several high-profile anthology series, such as the BBC's Play for Today, he produced a series of Alan Bennett's plays for LWT, taking responsibility for working in the gallery on The Old Crowd while Lindsay Anderson worked with the actors. In the late 1980s, Frears came to international attention as a director of feature films, his directorial film debut was the detective spoof Gumshoe. His direction of My Beautiful Laundrette unexpectedly led to wider notice; the interracial gay romance, based on a Hanif Kureishi screenplay and shot on 16 mm film, was released theatrically in 1985 to great acclaim. It received an Academy Award nomination and two nominations for BAFTA Awards: it is known as the film that helped launch both Frears and actor Daniel Day Lewis. In 1987, Frears worked with Adrian Edmondson on Mr Jolly Lives Next Door, for a 45-minute programme by cult ensemble The Comic Strip Presents.
In 1985, Frears directed a Comic Strip parody of Daphne Du Maurier's novel Rebecca. Frears next directed the Joe Orton biopic Prick Up Your Ears, another collaboration with playwright Alan Bennett, his second film adapted from a Kureishi screenplay was Rosie Get Laid. The following year, Frears made Dangerous Liaisons in France, with a cast that included Americans Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer. Based on the late 18th-century French novel of romantic game playing, the film received numerous Academy Awards and BAFTA nominations. Frears was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Direction. Frears had further critical success with his next film The Grifters, another tale of con artists; the film earned Frears his first Academy Award nomination for best direction. In 2006, Frears directed The Queen, about Queen Elizabeth II, it touched on the social strains caused by the people's mourning for the death of Princess Diana on 31 August 1997. The Queen achieved immense critical acclaim, box-office success, awards.
Frears received his second Academy Award nomination for best direction, Helen Mirren won numerous awards for playing the title role. Frears' other films include Western The Hi-Lo Country, which won him the best director award at the Berlin Film Festival, High Fidelity, which features a number of scenes where star John Cusack addresses the audience directly, Dirty Pretty Things, the British theatre comedy Mrs Henderson Presents. Frears returned to directing for television with The Deal, which depicts an alleged deal between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown over which of them should become leader of the Labour Party in 1994. Frears has directed two films adapted from novels by Roddy Doyle, The Snapper and The Van. Frears holds the "David Lean Chair in Fiction Direction" at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, where he teaches, his 1992 film Hero, starring Dustin Hoffman, was a major box office disappointment. Frears was nominated for a Razzie Award for his direction of Mary Reilly.
His 2013 Irish adoption drama, written by Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, won the best screenplay award at the 2013 Venice Film Festival and the BAFTAS, was nominated that year for Best Picture at the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards. It stars Judi Dench; the same year, HBO released his television drama Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, which depicts the US Supreme Court deliberation over banning Muhammad Ali from boxing for refusing to serve in the Vietnam War. His biopic of disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong, The Program, was premiered in the 2015 BFI London Film Festival. Many of Frears' films are based on stories of living persons, but Frears has never met any of his subjects. National Life Stories conducted an oral history interview with Stephen Frears in 2008 for its The Legacy of the English Stage Company collection held by the British Library. Frears lives in London with his wife, the painter Anne Rothenstein, their two children, he has two children from his previous marriage to Mary-Kay Wilmers.
Early in his career, Frears made a programme featuring the band the Scaffold and is name-checked in their hit song "Lily the Pink". He was one of several celebrities who endorsed the parliamentary candidacy of the Green Party's Caroline Lucas at the 2015 general election. 1982: Won BAFTA TV Award for best Single Play BBC2 Playhouse: Going Gently 1989: Won César Award for Best Foreign Film for Dangerous Liaisons 1990: Nominated for Academy Awar
28 Days Later: The Soundtrack Album
28 Days Later: The Soundtrack Album is the accompanying soundtrack to the 2002 film 28 Days Later. It was released on June 17, 2003; the original score was composed by John Murphy, tracks from Brian Eno and Blue States which featured in the movie appear on the album. The second movement of "East Hastings" by the Canadian post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor, albeit condensed, appeared in the film but not on the soundtrack album because the rights for the song could not be obtained. All tracks performed by John Murphy. Tracks 22 and 23 appear on the U. S. release only. "In the House – In a Heartbeat" is an instrumental track by John Murphy. The track was featured over the climactic confrontation of the film, recurs in several scenes in the sequel, 28 Weeks Later, it is featured in a climactic torture and fight scene in 2010's Kick-Ass and throughout the sequel Kick-Ass 2, in a trailer for the post-apocalyptic Ukrainian videogame Metro 2033 and appeared again in the Metro Exodus trailer, another game in the franchise.
The song was covered by British Death Metal band The Rotted on their album Get Dead Or Die Trying, indie developer James Silva for the Xbox Live Arcade game The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, in a Guitar Hero style mini-game segment where the protagonists play guitar solos. This iteration was included in one of the game's soundtracks when released for free on the developer's bandcamp site, where it was dubbed "Iffenhaus – In a Heartbeat". An unofficial arrangement of it was used in the final scene of the first episode of the anime Highschool of the Dead; the Italian band Eldritch used the song on the first CD of their 2008 live album Livequake as an intro. It has been featured in a Strongbow cider advert on British television. A remixed version of the song was used on the Metro Exodus announcement trailer. A trance remix was produced by the Irish duo Tucandeo in 2013; the BBC used the track in a number of their television programmes in July 2011. It was used in tense or large scale moments in Top Gear, The Apprentice and Richard Hammond's Journey To....
"In Paradisum", a song arranged by Richard Marlow, has received airplay in some countries. "Season Song", a song performed by British band Blue States, from their 2002 album Man Mountain, was released as a single, containing a remixed version by Rui da Silva and a "Taxi" remix by Jacknife Lee
Daniel Francis Boyle is an English film director, producer and theatre director, known for his work on films including Shallow Grave, Trainspotting with its 2017 sequel, The Beach, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Steve Jobs. His debut film Shallow Grave won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film; the British Film Institute ranked Trainspotting the 10th greatest British film of the 20th century. Boyle's 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire, the most successful British film of the decade, was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won eight, including the Academy Award for Best Director, he won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director. Boyle was presented with the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at the 2008 Austin Film Festival, where he introduced that year's AFF Audience Award Winner Slumdog Millionaire. In 2012, Boyle was the artistic director for Isles of Wonder, the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, he declined. In 2014, it was announced. In February 2017, Boyle announced his bid to help launch a £30 million film and media school in Manchester, stating: "This is just what Manchester needs and I am delighted to be part of the International Screen School Manchester."
Danny Boyle was born on 20 October 1956 in Radcliffe, England, about 6 miles north of Manchester city centre, to Irish parents from County Galway. Although he now describes himself as a "spiritual atheist", he was brought up in a working class Catholic family. Boyle was an altar boy for eight years and his mother had the priesthood in mind for him, but aged 14 he was persuaded by a priest not to transfer from school to a seminary. Whether he was saving me from the priesthood or the priesthood from me, I don't know, but quite soon after, I started doing drama. And there's a real connection, I think. All these directors – Martin Scorsese, John Woo, M. Night Shyamalan – they were all meant to be priests. There's something theatrical about it. It's the same job – poncing around, telling people what to think, he studied at Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton, studied English and Drama at University College of North Wales. Upon leaving school he began his career at the Joint Stock Theatre Company, before moving onto the Royal Court Theatre in 1982 where he directed The Genius by Howard Brenton and Saved by Edward Bond.
He directed five productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 1987, Boyle started working in television as a producer for BBC Northern Ireland where he produced, amongst other TV films, Alan Clarke's controversial Elephant before becoming a director on shows such as Arise And Go Now, Not Even God Is Wise Enough, For The Greater Good and two episodes of Inspector Morse; these were Cherubim and Seraphim. Boyle was responsible for the BBC Two series Mr. Wroe's Virgins in 1993. In between the films The Beach and 28 Days Later Boyle directed two TV films for the BBC in 2001 – Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise and Strumpet. On 14 November 2010, he directed a one night play at the Old Vic Theatre titled The Children's Monologues with Sir Ben Kingsley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Gemma Arterton and Eddie Redmayne as the cast. In 2011 he directed Frankenstein for the National Theatre; this production was broadcast to cinemas as a part of National Theatre Live on 17 March 2011. He has appeared on Top Gear and drove the fastest wet lap at that time.
Boyle was artistic director for the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in London. Over the years, Olympic opening ceremonies have become multimillion-pound theatrical shows, which have become known for their extravagance and pageantry to celebrate the start of the largest multi-sport event in the world; the ceremony, entitled Isles of Wonder, charted aspects of British culture, including the Industrial Revolution and British contributions to literature, music and technology. Reception to the ceremony was positive, both nationally in the United Kingdom and internationally. In December 2012 it was reported that Boyle turned down a knighthood in the New Year Honours list, he told BBC Radio 4 "I'm proud to be an equal citizen and I think that's what the opening ceremony was about." Boyle's love for film began with his first viewing of Apocalypse Now: It had eviscerated my brain, completely. I was an impressionable twenty-one-year-old guy from the sticks. My brain watered with great culture, you know, as art is meant to do.
It had been sandblasted by the power of cinema. And that's why cinema, despite everything we try to do, it remains a young man's medium in terms of audience; the first film Boyle directed was Shallow Grave. The film was the most commercially successful British film of 1995, won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film, led to the production of Trainspotting, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh. Working with writer John Hodge and producer Andrew Macdonald, Shallow Grave earned Boyle the Best Newcomer Award from the 1996 London Film Critics Circle. Shallow Grave and Trainspotting caused critics to claim that Boyle had revitalised British cinema in the early'90s; the BFI ranked Trainspotting the 10th greatest British film of the 20th century. Boyle declined an offer to direct the fourth film of the Alien franchise, instead making A Life Less Ordinary using British finance. Boyle's next project was an adaptation of the cult novel The Beach. Filmed in Thailand with Leonardo DiCaprio in a starring role, casting of the film led to a feud with Ewan McGregor, star of his first three films.
He collaborated with author Alex Garland on the post-apocalyptic hor
Sunshine (2007 film)
Sunshine is a 2007 science fiction thriller film directed by Danny Boyle and adapted from a screenplay written by Alex Garland. The story takes place in the year 2057, follows a group of astronauts on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun; the ensemble cast features Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh, Cliff Curtis, Troy Garity, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong, Chipo Chung. The director cast a group of international actors for the film, had the actors live together and learn about topics related to their roles, as a form of method acting; the film was a co-production between the motion picture studios of Moving Picture Company, DNA Films, UK Film Council, Ingenious Film Partners. Theatrically, it was commercially distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, while the 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment division released the film in the video rental market. Sunshine explores physics and religion. Following its wide release in theatres, the film garnered several award nominations for its acting and production merits.
It won an award for Best Technical Achievement for production designer Mark Tildesley from the British Independent Film Awards. The film score was composed by John Murphy and was released by the Fox Music Group on 25 November 2008. Previous science fiction films that Boyle cited as influences included Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, Andrei Tarkovsky's 1972 film Solaris, Ridley Scott's 1979 science-fiction horror film Alien. Sunshine was released in the United Kingdom on 6 April 2007 and in the United States on 20 July 2007; the film took £3.2 million in the UK over twelve weeks, in the USA it was placed no. 13 in the box office on the first weekend of its wide release. With a budget of US$40 million, it grossed US$32 million worldwide. Although the film was not considered a box office success, preceding its initial screening to the public the film was met with positive critical reviews. Widescreen DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film including the hi-definition theatrical trailer, scene selections, director's commentary among other highlights, were released in the United States on 8 January 2008.
In 2056, the sun is dying and the Earth is freezing. A crew of eight pilot a colossal nuclear bomb aboard the spaceship Icarus II, with the intent to jump start the sun, return to Earth; as they slingshot past Mercury, Icarus II discovers the distress beacon of Icarus I, the first ship to attempt a similar mission, which disappeared seven years earlier. Reasoning that two bombs have a better chance of success than one, physicist Capa recommends Captain Kaneda change course and commandeer Icarus I. Mace, the ship's engineer, opposes the deviation as risky. Navigator Trey calculates and implements a trajectory to intercept Icarus I, but forgets to realign the shields that protect the ship from the sun, causing damage to four shield panels. Kaneda and Capa embark on a spacewalk to make repairs, assisted by pilot Cassie, who angles the damaged portion of the shield away from the sun; as expected, this allows the sun to destroy the protruding communications tower. As Icarus II's autopilot returns the shield to its original alignment, Kaneda orders Capa to safety, Kaneda repairs the last panel, moments before he's immolated.
Trey blames himself for the loss of Kaneda, psychiatrist Searle assesses him as a suicide risk, sedating him. Icarus II docks with Icarus I. Capa, Searle and former communications officer now-Captain Harvey search the vessel, leaving Cassie and botanist Corazon on board Icarus II, they discover. In the ship's log is a rambling message from Captain Pinbacker, who abandoned his mission; the crew of Icarus I is found charred to death in the solar observation room, where they were long ago exposed to the unshielded sun. The two ships explosively decouple, destroying Icarus I's outer airlock, stranding the four crew members on it. Mace suggests one crew member stay behind to manually operate the airlock while the other three jettison between airlocks, using the vacuum release for propulsion. Searle volunteers to stay behind. Capa is sealed in the only space suit, while Harvey and Mace wrap themselves in salvaged insulation material. Searle the three crew members rocket into space. Harvey misses the airlock and freezes to death, while Capa and Mace make it back to Icarus II.
Searle, having spent the mission obsessed with looking into the shielded sun, voluntarily exposes himself to its full, deadly force in the observation room. Corazon calculates. After a contentious vote, Mace decides to kill Trey, but discovers Trey has committed suicide. With the remaining crew somewhat relieved that they will now at least make the trip to the sun, Capa is informed by Icarus that there is still not enough oxygen to complete the mission, because an unknown fifth person is on board the ship; when Capa investigates, he discovers an disfigured Pinbacker. Pinbacker attacks and wounds locks him in an airlock, he kills Corazon and removes the mainframe from its coolant bath, shutting down the computer. He pursues Cassie. Mace attempts to manually lower the computer back into the freezing coolant, but when his leg catches on the descending computer he becomes trapped, the computer is disabled; as he freezes to death, he radios Capa to escape the airlock, decouple the bomb from the ship, activate it as it plummets into the sun, delivering the payload to its destination.
Capa blows the airlock, separates the bomb from the ship, which explodes
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Lock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 British crime comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, produced by Matthew Vaughn and starring an ensemble cast featuring Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh, Vinnie Jones, Sting. The story is a heist involving a self-confident young card sharp who loses £500,000 to a powerful crime lord in a rigged game of three card brag. To pay off his debts, he and his friends decide to rob a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door; the film brought Ritchie international acclaim and introduced actors Jones, a former Wales international footballer, Statham, a former diver, to worldwide audiences. Based on a $1.35 million budget, the film had a box office gross of over $28 million, making it a commercial success. A television series, Stock... followed in 2000, running for seven episodes including the pilot. Long-time friends and small-time criminals Eddy, Tom and Bacon put together £100,000 so that Eddy, a genius card sharp, can buy into one of "Hatchet" Harry Lonsdale's high-stakes three card brag games.
The game is rigged however, the friends end up massively indebted to Harry for £500,000. Harry sends his debt collector Big Chris, accompanied by his beloved son, Little Chris, to ensure that the debt is honoured within a week. Harry is interested in a pair of expensive antique shotguns that are up for auction, gets his enforcer Barry "the Baptist" to hire a couple of thieves and Dean, to steal them from a bankrupt lord; the two turn out to be incompetent and unwittingly sell the shotguns to Nick "the Greek", a local fence. After learning this, an enraged Barry threatens the two into getting the guns back. Eddy returns home one day and overhears his neighbours — a gang of robbers led by a brutal man called "Dog" — planning a heist on some cannabis growers loaded with cash and drugs. Eddy relays this information to the group, intending for them to rob the neighbours as they come back from their heist. In preparation for the robbery, Tom buys the antique shotguns from Nick the Greek; the neighbours' heist gets under way, despite a gang member being killed by his own Bren gun, an incriminating encounter with a traffic warden, the job is a success.
Eddy and his friends ambush them as planned, return to stash their loot next door. They have Nick fence the drugs to Rory Breaker, a gangster with a reputation for violence. Rory agrees to the deal, but learns that the drugs were stolen from his own growers. Rory threatens Nick into giving him Eddy's address, brings along one of the growers, Winston, to identify the robbers. Eddy and his friends spend the night at Eddy's father's bar to celebrate. Meanwhile, Dog's crew accidentally learns that their neighbours are the ones who robbed them, set up an ambush in Eddy's flat. Rory and his gang arrive instead and a shootout ensues, resulting in the deaths of all but Dog and Winston. Winston leaves with the drugs. Gary and Dean, having learned who bought the shotguns and not knowing that Chris works for Harry, follows Chris to Harry's place. Chris delivers the money and guns to Harry, but when he returns to his car he finds Dog holding Little Chris at knife point, demanding the money be returned to him.
Chris starts the car. Meanwhile and Dean burst into Harry's office, starting a confrontation that ends up killing them both, Harry and Barry as well. Returning to see the carnage at their flat and their loot missing and his friends head to Harry's, but when they discover Harry's corpse they decide to take the money for themselves. Before they are able to leave, Chris crashes into their car to disable Dog, brutally bludgeons him to death with his car door, he takes the debt money back from the unconscious friends, but allows Tom to leave with the antique shotguns after a brief standoff in Harry's office. The friends are arrested, but declared innocent of recent events after the traffic warden identifies Dog and his crew as the culprits. Back at the bar, they send Tom out to dispose of the only evidence connecting them to the case: the antique shotguns. Chris arrives to give back the duffel bag, from which he has taken all the money for himself and his son, and, empty except for a catalogue of antique weapons.
After leafing through the catalogue, the friends learn that the shotguns are quite valuable, call Tom. The film ends with Tom's mobile phone, stuffed in his mouth, ringing as he hangs over the side of a bridge, preparing to drop the shotguns into the River Thames. Nick Moran as Eddie Jason Flemyng as Tom Dexter Fletcher as Soap Jason Statham as Bacon Steven Mackintosh as Winston Vinnie Jones as Big Chris Nicholas Rowe as J Lenny McLean as Barry "the Baptist" P. H. Moriarty as "Hatchet" Harry Lonsdale Frank Harper as Dog Sting as JD Huggy Leaver as Paul Stephen Marcus as Nick "the Greek" Vas Blackwood as Rory Breaker Vera Day as Tanya Alan Ford as Alan Danny John-Jules as Barfly Jack Victor McGuire as Gary Rob Brydon as the traffic warden Steve Collins as boxing gym bouncer The soundtrack to the film was released in 1998 in the United Kingdom by Island Records. Madonna's Maverick Records label released the soundtrack in the United States in 1999 but omitted nine tracks from the UK release.
"Hundred Mile High City" by Ocean Colour Scene "It's a Deal, It's a Steal" by Tom, Nick & Ed* "The Boss" by James Brown "Truly, Deeply" by Skanga* "Hortifuckinculturist" – Winston "Police and Thieves" by Junior Murvin "18 With a Bullet" by Lewis Taylor & Carleen Ander
28 Weeks Later
28 Weeks Later is a 2007 horror film directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, a sequel to the 2002 film 28 Days Later. The film stars Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Catherine McCormack, Imogen Poots, Idris Elba, its plot is set after the events of the first film, depicting the efforts of NATO military forces to salvage a safe zone in London, the consequence of two young siblings breaking protocol to find their infected mother, the resulting reintroduction of the Rage Virus to the safe zone. The film was released in the United Kingdom and United States on 11 May 2007. During the original outbreak of the Rage Virus, his wife Alice and four more survivors hide in a barricaded cottage on the outskirts of London, they let him in. A few minutes they discover that the infected have followed the boy; the infected attack and kill most of the survivors, while Don and the boy are chased upstairs. Don pleads with Alice to leave the boy but she refuses, he is forced to abandon them as the infected break into their room by busting out of the window.
After watching his wife being dragged out of sight by the infected, he narrowly escapes on a boat, despite a tussle with a turned infected. After the infected begin to die of starvation, NATO forces take control of Britain. Twenty-eight weeks after the outbreak, an American commanded force, under the command of Brigadier General Stone, brings in settlers. Among the new arrivals are Don and Alice's children and Andy, who were out of the country during the outbreak, they are a safe zone on the Isle of Dogs, guarded by the US Army. Sergeant Doyle, a Delta Force sniper and his friend, Chief Flynn, a helicopter pilot, are amongst the troops guarding the district. Tammy and Andy are reunited with their father, found by the US Army and has become the district's caretaker. In their new flat, Don fabricates a lie about the circumstances surrounding their mother's death; that night, Andy dreams about forgetting his mother's face, so Tammy and Andy sneak out of the safe zone and return to their former home, where they collect family photographs and other mementos.
To his shock, Andy finds Alice uninfected in a semi-conscious, delirious state. The three are soon taken back to District One. Alice is taken to a quarantine room, where she is tested and found to be an asymptomatic carrier of the rage virus. Don makes an unauthorized visit to Alice in her isolation cell, she accepts his apology and tells him she loves him. General Stone orders the building to be quarantined and orders a Code Red alert in District One. Civilians are herded into safe rooms but despite the precautions, Don breaks into a room full of people and starts a domino effect of rapid infection; the crowd, with half its members infected, breaks out into the streets. Scarlet, a US Army medical officer, rescues Tammy and Andy as the soldiers in District One are ordered to shoot indiscriminately. Doyle, unable to bring himself to comply with the order, abandons his post and escapes with Scarlet, Tammy and several others through the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. Stone orders District One to be firebombed but large numbers of the infected, including Don, escape the bombardment.
Scarlet informs Doyle that the children might hold the key to a cure because of their genetic make up and must be protected. Flynn arrives by helicopter to pick up Doyle but refuses to take anyone else, as they would be shot down for carrying people who might be infected. Flynn contacts tells him to leave the civilians and head to Wembley Stadium. Doyle ignores his instructions and escorts Andy and Scarlet to Wembley, they break into an abandoned Volvo V70 to escape nerve gas released to kill the infected but are unable to start the car while soldiers with flamethrowers draw near. Doyle sacrifices himself by push starting the car and is burned alive. Scarlet escapes an Apache gunship and drives Tammy and Andy into the London Underground, where the trio continues on foot. Don ambushes and kills Scarlet bites Andy. Tammy shoots Don before he can kill Andy, who remains symptom-free but an unknown carrier of the Rage virus, they continue to the stadium and are picked up by a reluctant Flynn, who flies them across the English Channel to France, as instructed by Doyle.
Twenty-eight days a French-accented voice requesting help is heard from the radio in Flynn's abandoned helicopter. A group of the infected are seen running through a tunnel which, as they emerge into the open, is revealed to be the exit of the Paris Métro Trocadéro Station with a view across the Seine to the nearby Eiffel Tower. We were quite taken aback by the phenomenal success of the first film in America. We saw an opportunity to make a second film that had a built in audience. We thought it would be a great idea to satisfy that audience again. In 2003, plans for the film were conceived after the international success of 28 Days Later. Danny Boyle, Andrew Macdonald and Alex Garland stated that they felt the time was right to make a sequel. In March 2005, Boyle said in an interview that he would not direct the sequel due to commitments to Sunshine, but he would serve as executive producer, he revealed that the film would revolve around the aftermath of the first movie. It was revealed that the film would include the US Army "declaring the war against infection had been won, that the reconstruction of the country could begin."
Boyle hired Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to helm the project after seeing Fresnadillo's 2001 film Intacto. Fresnadillo stated that he was
Julian Richards (director)
Julian Richards is a Welsh film director. Julian Richards was born in South Wales, where his father owned DIY retail store Handiland. Inspired by his uncle Rex Richards Hollywood acting career, Julian decided to become a film director and produced several short films on super 8 mm including The Curse of Cormac, Gang War, Evil Inspirations and The Girl That Cried Wolf, broadcast by the BBC in the "16 and Up Video Showcase". In Newport, Julian attended St Julian's Comprehensive School and Gwent College of Higher Education where he studied Art & Design Foundation. In 1985 he attended the film school at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art where he directed two Super 8 mm shorts "Time" and "Infanticide" and two 16 mm shorts Pirates and Queen Sacrifice. Pirates won The Starting Out Award at the Celtic Media Festival 1988 and Queen Sacrifice won the Thames Television Award for Best Fiction Film at the BP Expo–British Short Film Festival 1990 before being broadcast on Screenplay Firsts. In 1988, Richards attended the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, where he was invited to direct In with the Rent for BBC Wales and A Week in the Life a documentary about a cattle drover for S4C.
In 1992, Richards graduated the NFTS with the 16 mm short Bad Company, broadcast on ITV Wales and selected to screen at AFI Fest in Los Angeles. In 1992, Richards moved to Los Angeles where he worked for Shapiro Glickenhaus Entertainment directing an EPK for Slaughter of the Innocents starring Scott Glenn and adapted Chris Westwood's novel Calling All Monsters for Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment at Universal Studios. In 1994 he returned to the UK to direct A Mutter of Voices for BBC2 and twelve episodes of the Channel 4 soap Brookside, including the body under the patio episodes. In 1996, he wrote and directed his debut feature film Darklands, a brooding tale of underground paganism starring Jon Finch, Craig Fairbrass and Rowena King. A festival favourite winning several awards including the Melies D'Argent for Best European Fantasy Film 1997, Darklands was picked up for distribution by Pathé. Richards followed up with Silent Cry starring Emily Woof, Douglas Henshall, Frank Finlay, Kevin Whately, Clive Russell and Craig Kelly, an urban thriller which received its UK premiere on Channel 5.
In 2003, Richards expanded into film production, establishing Prolific Films through which he produced and directed the micro-budget shocker The Last Horror Movie which won sixteen awards including Best UK Feature at Raindance Film Festival and the Melies D'Argent for Best European Fantasy Film 2005. This video diary of a serial killer was theatrically released in the US by Fangoria and in the UK by Tartan Films. In 2006 Richards produced and directed coming-of-age thriller Summer Scars which won two BAFTA Cymru awards and was nominated for Best Film. Summer Scars was released in North America in the UK by Soda Pictures. In 2008, Richards directed Charles Dickens's England featuring Sir Derek Jacobi, a documentary about the life of the 19th century author, which received a theatrical release in the UK by Guerilla Films before being broadcast by Sky Television. In 2011 Richards directed Shiver, a psychological horror starring Danielle Harris, John Jarratt, Casper Van Dien and Rae Dawn Chong, released in North America by Image Entertainment.
Richards is founder of a film sales company, Jinga Films. Reborn – Director Shiver – Director Charles Dickens's England – Director Summer Scars – Director, producer, co-Writer The Last Horror Movie – Director, producer, co-Writer Silent Cry – Director Darklands – Director, writer Replace Our Evil Freddy Eddy The Night Of The Virgin Tonight She Comes Love Is Thicker Than Water Beyond The Gates Lost Solace Through The Shadow The Rift Atroz My Honor Was Loyalty Worry Dolls The Lesson Night Of The LIving Deb Last Girl Standing Scherzo Diabolico Hellions" Fear Clinic Luna Del Miel Francesca Feed The Devil La Cara Del Diablo La Entitad The Dead 2 La Casa Del Fin De Los Tiempos The Nesting The Canal Blood Moon Deadly Virtues Drones AB Negative Goldberg And Eisenburg On Tender Hooks The House With 100 Eyes Para Elisa The Human Race Hansel And Gretel Get Baked After Sawney: Flesh Of Man Tulpa Closed Circuit Extreme Rites Of Spring The Dead Midnight Son Bad Meat Ghetta Life Face To Face Cherry Gandu Rabies Bedways The Bunny Game A Serbian Film Iron Doors The Hunt Timer Shadow Gnaw Salvage The Disappeared Hush Your Mouth Exodus Summer Scars Outlanders Jetsam Everything Wild Country Evilenko The Last Horror Movie Silent Cry Darklands Julian Richards on IMDb Prolific Films Jinga Films