Danny Boyle won't take on Bond, almost directed Aliens 4, and loves The Clash
Last night, 92YTribeca held a "Conversation with Danny Boyle." IndieWire was there, and managed to get some good highlights from the event.
One of the first things brought to the table was whether Boyle would be interested in directing the next Bond film since Sam Mendes dropped out. Not only is it not for him, but he isn't all about that big budget business. Don't get it confused-- he likes those kinds of movies-- he just doesn't want to make them:
He actually said a little more on the subject of Bond during an interview at SXSW:
Did you guys also know that Boyle once considered directing ALIENS 4?
Boyle is also a huge fan of The Clash. When asked by fans if there was ever a song that he'd tried to make work, but didn't make the cut, Boyle said he had tried to stick The Clash's "White Man in Hammersmith Palais" in about "10 films." He said it was the "greatest song ever written." But despite that, Boyle's message during the conversation was to be open to the moments and letting the songs come to you.