Now that Danny Boyle is an Oscar winner for his work on “Slumdog Millionaire,” it seems everybody is wondering: just what in the heck is the famed director going to do next? Don’t worry. Danny Boyle himself is wondering the exact same thing.
“I don’t know actually. I was involved in an animated film. I was going to make an animated film, but it’s all sort of fallen apart for me, so I don’t have anything. I tend to do one thing at a time,” Boyle told MTV News. “I wish I knew.”
Boyle had previously been attached to an adaptation of “Solomon Grundy,” which he revealed was shelved temporarily due to perceived similarities with “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. There’s also the slight chance he might return to the director’s chair for the second sequel to his 2002 hit “28 Days Later.”
Everything beyond that, though, is pure conjecture, the director sighed, singling out two scripts in particular that he has been rumored to be involved with that he doesn’t think are going to happen.
“’Texas Killing Fields’ was a fantastic script, really special script, but it was just so dark it would never get made. You’d have to have half a dozen super megastars for a studio to even consider making it,” Boyle said of the project, listed on the “NY Times” (http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/442379/The-Texas-Killing-Fields/overview) but not the Imdb. “It’s by an ex-cop from Galveston and visually would have been extraordinary, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.
‘Ponte Tower’ [meanwhile] was a very interesting novel set in Johannesburg, and it was always put about that I was going to do that, but I was never certain at all and I don’t think that’s going to happen now actually [either],” Boyle continued, referring to the film listed as simply “Johannesburg’ on the Imdb, about apartheid South Africa. “It’s funny in a way when that was being talked about, that’s when I left to go to India to do [‘Slumdog’]. It was more thate – where the instinct was to go somewhere you know nothing about and make a film.”
So what do you think? Should Boyle revisit his ideas for “Texas Killing Fields” or “Ponte Tower”? Should he go for “Solomon Grundy” or the “28 Days Later” sequel? Or should he do something else entirely? Sound off on all your thoughts below.