28 DAYS LATER UNLEASHED
On Friday the 13th of June, 28 cities across the U.S. will be infected by 28 Days Later sneak preview screenings. June 27 marks the date Fox Searchlight Pictures will fully unleash the horror that gripped the UK last fall with the U.S. release of Danny Boyle's British smash hit film.
'Get ready for the coolest, scariest movie of the year,' Fox Searchlight Pictures' President of Distribution Steve Gilula said.
In 28 Days Later a powerful virus is unleashed on the British public following a raid on a primate research facility by animal rights activists. Transmitted in a drop of blood and devastating within seconds, the virus locks those infected into a permanent state of murderous rage. Within 28 days the country is overwhelmed and a handful of survivors begin their attempts to salvage a future, little realizing that the deadly virus is not the only thing that threatens them...
The film re-teams the director/producer duo of Danny Boyle and Andrew Macdonald, who previously collaborated on multiple award-winning films Trainspotting, Shallow Grave and A Life Less Ordinary. The film's original screenplay was written by Alex Garland, the author of The Beach. It stars Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns and Brendan Gleeson. Following its blockbuster British release in fall 2002, 28 Days Later was named Best British Film by the UK's Empire Awards.
The movie earned $10 million when it opened in the U.K. in 2002. The U.S. premiere of the film was held at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. It has also been selected to screen at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival on May 7 and May 9.
Sneak screenings will take place in the following 28 cities on Friday the 13th of June: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Madison, Minneapolis, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C.
Courtesy of Coming Soon