Thursday, October 8, 2009

Danny Boyle Talks About His Next Project

How do you follow up the phenomenal success of 'Slumdog Millionaire?' Well the good folks at DS asked Danny Boyle some questions on whats next for him:
On Trainspotting sequel Porno...
"That's a genuinely long-term project. What we want is all the actors to play the same characters but 20 years on, where they are visibly changed. Your relationship with them carries a lot of baggage. We wouldn't want to repeat the formula, we want to challenge the actors to be faced with doing something very different. With those characters, people feel like they're real, people talk about them like they really exist. It's a few years down the line yet."

On rumours of him helming the next James Bond film...
"No, that was never happening. I wouldn't be very good at it. I love watching the Bond movies obviously and I grew up reading the books as a kid. I've always loved them because of that. No, I wouldn't be very good at making one of those."

Sean Connery or Roger Moore?
"I'm not going to take part in that very contentious debate! Safe to say, I love Bond."

Maximum City...
"Yes, we've got the rights to that book, which was an enormous help to us as a reference point for Slumdog. We're in the process of trying to set it up as a film in India in the future. It'll be a little bit down the line, but yeah, that's our plan. We hope it'll happen in the not-too-distant future."

My Fair Lady with Keira Knightley...
"I did some work on that with Duncan Kenworthy, Emma Thompson and Cameron Mackintosh, which was fantastic. It hasn't worked out with me in the end, so that's no for me."

28 Months Later...
"There is a possibility for that. Again it's a bit unformed at the moment. Of its nature it's quite the opposite of Trainspotting - it won't feature the same actors or characters, they're each separate. It's a possibility only at the moment."

Do you know what your next movie will be?
"I do, but I can't quite tell you about it because it's not quite all signed, sealed and sorted out legal-wise. It's based on a true story so there were complications to do with rights, that kind of stuff. We're close to solving it and hope to be shooting in March next year."

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