Filming for a Hollywood blockbuster has continued after A-listers and crew members left County Durham after wrapping up filming in the region. 

Over the last two months, trailers and crew members have been spotted at Lindisfarne (the Holy Island), Hexham, and Newcastle - while they were most recently spotted in Waskerely in County Durham.

From the filming, it's understood that the movie that it linked to was 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"."

Now that the filming in County Durham and the wider North East has stopped - it's reported that additional filming in other parts of the UK has now begun; leading to excitement that people will soon be able to see how the filming locations in the North East look on the silver screen.

And what's more - there are plenty of new details that IMDB have revealed about the film. 

Here is all we know so far:

Who is starring in the film?

  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson
  • Cillian Murphy
  • Jodie Comer
  • Ralph Feinnes
  • Jack O’Connell
  • Erin Kellyman

Filming updates

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

When is 28 Years Later out in the cinema?

Sony Pictures is releasing 28 Years Later in cinemas, on June 20, 2025.

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 series first began in 2002 - when a fresh-faced Cillian Murphy depicted a London resident who woke up from a coma in a post-apocalyptic Britain in St Thomas Hospital.

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Fighting off zombies, Murphy along with other survivors make their way to Manchester in an effort to be saved. Murphy is also involved in the forthcoming movie - not as an actor but as an executive producer.

The original film earned an impressive £65 million at the box office and preceded the success of zombie films and TV shows including The Walking Dead, World War Z and Zombieland.

It is regularly cited in lists of the greatest zombie movies of all time and was followed five years later by a sequel, 28 Weeks Later.