In director Danny Boyle's zombie-horror update, a powerful virus has escaped from a British research facility and it locks those infected into a permanent state of zombie rage. Jim wakes up alone in a hospital 28 days after the virus has spread throughout the world. Walking through the empty streets, he is attacked by a group of zombies, but he is quickly saved by two human survivors. Jim soon joins with the rest of the survivors, including a band of soldiers, and together they begin their attempts to salvage a future. But will the plague that has infected mankind claim the last human beings?