Jodie Comer Flees Zombies in ’28 Years Later’ Filming in Northumberland

Jodie Comer appeared battered and distressed while filming intense scenes for the upcoming movie “28 Years Later.” The 31-year-old “Killing Eve” star was announced in April as part of the cast for the second sequel to the 2002 film “28 Days Later,” directed by Danny Boyle.

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In addition to Comer’s new role, Cillian Murphy will reprise his original role as Jim. Joining them in the post-apocalyptic thriller are Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ralph Fiennes, Erin Kellyman, and Jack O’Connell.

Jodie was seen in the Northumberland countryside, portraying a Geordie character. She wore a long cream cardigan over a tartan shirt, floral mud-stained dress, white tights, and light pink legwarmers. She was filmed running from blood-covered, naked zombies, appearing visibly fraught.

In preparation for her role, Jodie has been perfecting her Newcastle accent by watching old episodes of Cheryl from “The X Factor,” as she revealed in an interview with ELLE UK. She drew inspiration from Girls Aloud star Cheryl to master the local dialect.

The original “28 Days Later” debuted 22 years ago, with Cillian Murphy as a bicycle courier who awakens from a coma to discover an incurable virus has spread across the UK. The 2002 film also starred Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns, and Brendan Gleeson. Its sequel, “28 Weeks Later,” released in 2007, featured Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, and Catherine McCormack.

The third installment, “28 Years Later,” sees Danny Boyle returning to direct, with original writer Alex Garland also coming back. Both had served as executive producers for the second movie. They will produce the new project alongside Andrew Macdonald, Peter Rice, and Bernie Bellew, with Cillian Murphy also serving as an executive producer.

Jodie previously starred in the climate crisis drama “The End We Start From,” where she portrayed a mother navigating the challenges of raising her child during an apocalyptic flood. She described her initial terror working with 15 different babies on set but found a sense of calm as filming progressed.

While filming “28 Years Later,” Jodie was seen fleeing into a petrol station during a terrifying scene. Despite the intense moments, she found time to laugh between takes, showcasing her resilience and dedication to her craft.


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