Rumours of a Hollywood blockbuster returning to film in the North East have begun after adverts looking to cast extras were spotted online. 

Filming for the much-anticipated 28 Years Later, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, has been taking place at Lindisfarne (the Holy Island), Hexham, and Newcastle - while cast and crew were most recently spotted in Waskerely in County Durham.

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.

But rumours about whether a return to the North East to the film could be on the cards after a casting call for extra appeared online, rumoured to fit the bill of 28 Years Later. 

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The casting advert read: "Looking for people based in or able to drive to Northumberland and other areas of North East England for a major feature film shooting Spring and Summer 2024.

"Filming in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, Newcastle, Gateshead, Tyneside, and surrounding areas.

A screengrab of the job advertA screengrab of the job advert (Image: ONLINE)

"We are also looking for ultra-marathon runners/serious cyclists/triathletes/fit people with lean strong physiques."

Here is all we know so far:

Who is starring in the film?

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

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