The Studio That “Ruins almost every franchise” Reportedly Inches Away from Bagging Cillian Murphy’s 28 Years Later

Warner Bros. is very close to acquiring Cillian Murphy's 2002 film 28 Days Later and fans are terrified!

The Studio That “Ruins almost every franchise” Reportedly Inches Away from Bagging Cillian Murphy’s 28 Years Later

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  • Cillian Murphy once starred in a 2002 film titled 28 Days Later which was quite a success back in the day.
  • As per recent reports, Warner Bros. is very close to acquiring the rights of the film with a alleged reboot/sequel in the process.
  • Fans are already disappointed with the news since the people allege that Warner Bros. ruins every franchise that they get their hands on!
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Warner Bros. is the studio responsible for multiple major motion pictures including the likes of Barbie and Oppenheimer but has produced a fair share of terrible movies as well. Well, the studio is now seemingly inches away from getting an iconic Cillian Murphy movie, and allegedly ruining it!

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With fans, zombies, Cillian Murphy, and Warner Bros. in the mix, the future is surely going to be chaotic as the studio tries to acquire the rights to Cillian Murphy’s 2002 film 28 Days Later. Fans, on the other hand, think that the studio is going to ruin their movie!

Cillian Murphy as Jim in 28 Days Later.
Cillian Murphy as Jim in 28 Days Later.

Warner Bros. Is This Close To Acquiring Cillian Murphy’s 28 Days Later

Well, we are not saying it but fans think that Warner Bros. has a knack for ruining good franchises! Back in 2002, Cillian Murphy, the veteran actor known for Peaky Blinders and Oppenheimer, starred in a film titled 28 Days Later.

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Cillian Murphy in 28 Days Later (2002)
Cillian Murphy in 28 Days Later (2002)

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With the plot of surviving against a zombie apocalypse, the movie received great reviews especially Murphy with his role of Jim in the movie. As per notable inside Jeff Sneider, Warner Bros. is currently the frontrunner in obtaining the rights to the 2002 movie. Hoping to turn it into a franchise with a reboot and/or sequels, people are not so optimistic about the future of 28 Days Later.

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And with that, the studio might indeed bag Cillian Murphy’s movie but people demand a good sequel or a reboot. The original 2002 movie received rave ratings with 7.5/10 on IMDB and a whopping 87% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film also spawned a sequel titled 28 Weeks Later which starred Jeremy Renner in the lead role but it wasn’t that successful.

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Cillian Murphy Talks About His Method of Acting

Cillian Murphy in and as Oppenheimer
Cillian Murphy in and as Oppenheimer

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Admittedly back in 2002, Cillian Murphy wasn’t the star that he is today. Despite starring in Christopher Nolan’s 2005 film Batman Begins in the role of Scarecrow, Murphy found true fame with the role of Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders. In a recent interview with the L.A. Times, Cillian Murphy talked about his method of acting.

“What I like to do is prep and prep and prep and prep and then kind of park them for the shoot, because I think acting isn’t an intellectual exercise. It’s an instinctual one. So facts are useless to you in a scene with another character, another actor.”

He further continued,

“So, I have them all in my head. And then I kind of just, they just float around there and I call them if I need to. But mostly it’s just about the heart instead of the mind. You know when you’re working. What a pretentious answer.”

The actor ended his statements with a joke on his answer but that’s just Murphy being Murphy. The actor recently starred in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer following which he is getting awards and accolades for his performance. With a strong rating of 8.4/10 on IMDB and 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, the 2023 film is available to rent on Apple TV+ in the U.S.

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.