The locations that have been used for the filming of a Hollywood blockbuster have been revealed, as A-listers and film crews have been spotted in County Durham.

Trailers and crew members have been spotted at Lindisfarne (the Holy Island), Hexham, and Newcastle - but the production company has now rolled into County Durham. 

It's understood that the film crews who have been seen at various places in County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and Northumberland are involved in the filming of 28 Years Later; a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later. 

According to IMDB: "Originally, the follow-up was set to be titled "28 Months Later", continuing with the movie's timeline-set title motif. However, after so much time had passed since we last returned to this world in 2007 (28 Weeks Later), it was deemed more appropriate to name the film "28 Years Later"."

In images captured of film crews so far, trailers at Lindisfarne, Hexham, and now Waskerley, near Consett, in County Durham, there seems to be an extensive team behind the production, which is expected to be released on June 20, 2025.

According to movie site IMDB, the film, directed by Danny Boyle, will be filmed in the North East - but it's not known how long production will take in the region and how long film teams will take.

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Plot details are under wraps, but with the filming in the North East - it has to be a hit, surely?


What do we know so far?

  • The film will star Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Cillian Murphy
  • Filming has started in Northumberland and now moved to County Durham, near Consett (Waskerley)
  • 28 Years Later is a follow-up to 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later
  • It is directed by Danny Boyle - with film crews spotted across the North East in recent times

The locations used in the filming so far

  • Lindisfarne (the Holy Island)
  •  Hexham
  • Newcastle
  • Waskerley (County Durham)

What has IMDB said?

"Fans of the 2002 film 28 Days Later and its follow-up 28 Weeks Later have been waiting seventeen years for another entry in the franchise, hoping we’d someday see a movie called 28 Months Later. We’re not getting that one, but 28 Days Later director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Alex Garland are currently working on reviving the franchise, and they’re going to make this revival worth the wait."

What is the reported cast?

  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson
  • Jodie Comer
  • Cillian Murphy
  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Jack O'Connell