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Danny Boyle finds his Frankenstein(s)

11.02.2010

When he's done promoting the James Franco real-life rock-climbing drama/thriller 127 HOURS, filmmaker Danny Boyle is jumping into some classic material, but not another movie.

As we first heard at the beginning of the year, Boyle (SUNSHINE, TRAINSPOTTING, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) is adapting FRANKENSTEIN, Mary Shelley's macabre classic about an obsessed scientist and his horrific reanimated creation. But you'll have to be in London next February to see it, since Boyle is taking it to the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.

Boyle has Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock") and Jonny Lee Miller (TRAINSPOTTING) starring in the show, but which characters will they play? Why not both? In a novel way to keep the show fresh, "One night one will be [the monster] Frankenstein, while the other will play his creator Victor," Boyle tells the Daily Mail.

The show was previously described as a "huge scale, theatrically and visually ambitious event". Cross your fingers the rest of us somehow get to see Boyle's vision of the tale in some incarnation one day.

The director has been considering several film projects, but his Frankenstein will obviously keep him busy for a bit (at least it reunites him with Sick Boy). Meanwhile, Cumberbatch's "Sherlock" co-star Martin Freeman will be occupied for a while with wandering Middle Earth as Bilbo Baggins in THE HOBBIT.

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Extra Tidbit: Miller's PLUNKETT & MACLEANE -- one of my guilty pleasures. Anyone else?
Source: Daily Mail

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7:14AM on 11/03/2010

Sherlock scheduling

The scheduling for Sherlock Season 2 hasn't been affected by Freeman's role on The Hobbit.
The scheduling for Sherlock Season 2 hasn't been affected by Freeman's role on The Hobbit.
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Sherlock scheduling

The scheduling for Sherlock Season 2 hasn't been affected by Freeman's role on The Hobbit.
The scheduling for Sherlock Season 2 hasn't been affected by Freeman's role on The Hobbit.
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6:19AM on 11/03/2010
Benedict Cumbersnatch's eyes are on back to front.
Benedict Cumbersnatch's eyes are on back to front.
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5:06AM on 11/03/2010

Waiting longer for 28 Months Later

I just look forward to the day that a third "28 (fill in the blank) Later" is developed and Boyle is involved again. I really enjoyed Sunshine and despite popular opinion, I didn't care for Slumdog Millionare. I havne't seen Trainspotting so I'm not going to pass judgment on that. Overall, good for Boyle that he's able to keep busy with projects. Nice to see him getting involved with a stage production. Especially, in a project that sounds as interesting as this one!
I just look forward to the day that a third "28 (fill in the blank) Later" is developed and Boyle is involved again. I really enjoyed Sunshine and despite popular opinion, I didn't care for Slumdog Millionare. I havne't seen Trainspotting so I'm not going to pass judgment on that. Overall, good for Boyle that he's able to keep busy with projects. Nice to see him getting involved with a stage production. Especially, in a project that sounds as interesting as this one!
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1:49PM on 11/03/2010
Dude with a name like "Mr Cinema Cat" you should immediately watch Trainspotting. Not trying to bash you, actually helping you out. Go now! Wait, stream now! God I'm getting old.
Dude with a name like "Mr Cinema Cat" you should immediately watch Trainspotting. Not trying to bash you, actually helping you out. Go now! Wait, stream now! God I'm getting old.
12:13AM on 11/03/2010
Jonny Lee Miller needs more and better projects! It's good to see him working again with Boyle!
Jonny Lee Miller needs more and better projects! It's good to see him working again with Boyle!
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12:06AM on 11/03/2010

when is Porno coming out

enough with the art house films make your fans happy and do some justice on irvine welshe's Prno
enough with the art house films make your fans happy and do some justice on irvine welshe's Prno
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12:15AM on 11/03/2010
read somewhere that Boyle wants to do Porno, but feels the actor's ages aren't there yet. I'm just glad to hear he's considered keeping the original actors from trainspotting onboard, despite the fueds!
read somewhere that Boyle wants to do Porno, but feels the actor's ages aren't there yet. I'm just glad to hear he's considered keeping the original actors from trainspotting onboard, despite the fueds!
7:14AM on 11/03/2010
@nicholas@ngel

What feuds?
@nicholas@ngel

What feuds?
1:46PM on 11/03/2010
apparently he and ewan had a falling out but have recently rectified their tiff; that's the only one the business really cares about.
apparently he and ewan had a falling out but have recently rectified their tiff; that's the only one the business really cares about.
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