Danny Boyle Producing Feature Length Film of Olympic Opening Ceremony

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While the Olympics may have come to a close, that has not stopped producer Danny Boyle from a relentless stream of work. After creating both the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympics, Boyle is now working on creating a feature-length film of the four-hour spectacle that was the opening ceremony.

The Guardian has reported that Boyle is currently editing a feature-length version of the show to be released on DVD. The aim of the project is said to give viewer’s clearer insight into the director’s creative vision.

The article states that Boyle hope to “make things clearer by giving people more time to spot the references and hidden meanings they may have missed in the live TV show.”

Even better, for those who had to watch on NBC, this will give you the chance to see some of the performances that were cut out such as the Arctic Monkeys. Performances from Dizzee Rascal and Paul McCartney will also be featured in the film.

Boyle said in addition to film clips from such classic’s as Gregory’s Girl and Trainspotting seen in the ceremony, a plethora of other clips will be added; aspects that Boyle was forced to cut out of the original broadcast due to time constraints.

This sounds extremely interesting, and something this would definitely be worth re-watching. Unfortunately, a release date has yet to be set.

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