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Director Danny Boyle may take on some LA gangland werewolves

Feb. 5, 2011by:

Filmmaker Danny Boyle is currently busy bringing flesh-creation FRANKENSTEIN to life on the London stage (and will also be broadcast in the US), but does he have more famous monsters in his future?

Boyle's writing collaborator Simon Beaufoy (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, 127 HOURS) is currently working on a werewolf script called SHARP TEETH.

As Beaufoy tells BBC America, "It's an adaptation of a book by a writer called Toby Barlow and it’s a very extraordinary mix of gangland Los Angeles, really, really rough — a lot of shootings — and the difference with this particular piece of work is that these gangs can shape-shift at will into packs of dogs."

Beaufoy has been researching the project in Los Angeles, doing ride-alongs with the LAPD and getting a closer look at the underbelly of the City of Angels.

And while Boyle isn't officially on board yet, Beaufoy is optimistic: "If I write it well enough, he’ll direct it."

Extra Tidbit: Anyone else remember the LA-based Mario Van Peebles werewolf-cop flick FULL ECLIPSE?
Source: BBC

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8:27AM on 02/08/2011
Yeah, that's what people have always wanted with their lycanthropes; guns and shoot-outs.

Next up: Vampires with flamethrowers.
Yeah, that's what people have always wanted with their lycanthropes; guns and shoot-outs.

Next up: Vampires with flamethrowers.
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11:33AM on 02/07/2011
Eeehhh. Don't know what to think. I thought I would be excited for anything Boyle directs. The L.A. gang thing just isn't getting me excited. Any chance we get an all Snoop Dog soundtrack?
Eeehhh. Don't know what to think. I thought I would be excited for anything Boyle directs. The L.A. gang thing just isn't getting me excited. Any chance we get an all Snoop Dog soundtrack?
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2:58PM on 02/06/2011

Batshit craziness!

Sounds completely insane, and I have a hard time seeing Boyle do something like this, but if he did I'd go see it!
Sounds completely insane, and I have a hard time seeing Boyle do something like this, but if he did I'd go see it!
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1:26PM on 02/06/2011
What the Fuc-!
What the Fuc-!
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12:34PM on 02/06/2011
Full eclipse....LOL I haven't heard that name in a loooong time...
Full eclipse....LOL I haven't heard that name in a loooong time...
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8:52AM on 02/06/2011
.....drifts into the SUNSHINE
.....drifts into the SUNSHINE
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6:54AM on 02/06/2011
I think the plot twist here is the rival gang is also able to shape shift into vampires? Yikes.
I think the plot twist here is the rival gang is also able to shape shift into vampires? Yikes.
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5:52AM on 02/06/2011

This sounds great

Simon Beaufoy is a terrific writer and if the screenplay's decent enough I'd love to see Boyle have a go.
Simon Beaufoy is a terrific writer and if the screenplay's decent enough I'd love to see Boyle have a go.
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2:42AM on 02/06/2011
Can't wait for anything new by Boyle, no matter what.
His latest three movies were all masterpieces (haven't seen 127 yet).
He's the greatest visual guy in Hollywood.
Slumdog and Sunshine both are in the top #5 of best cinematography ever (sure, I know, that's also the cinematographers fault, but still).
He makes movies. Enough said.
Can't wait for anything new by Boyle, no matter what.
His latest three movies were all masterpieces (haven't seen 127 yet).
He's the greatest visual guy in Hollywood.
Slumdog and Sunshine both are in the top #5 of best cinematography ever (sure, I know, that's also the cinematographers fault, but still).
He makes movies. Enough said.
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8:23PM on 02/05/2011
Look, I think Beaufoy is a fine writer, and Slumdog was pretty good. That said, I wish Danny would go back to working with Alex Garland or John Hodge.

With Garlands writing, whether the movie was good or bad, it was at the very least interesting.

The Beach, 28 Days Later, and Sunshine are quite possibly Boyle's most daring and original works.

I know a lot of people hate The Beach, but I love it. It's beautifully directed and the story has some really great, creative scenes that Boyle
Look, I think Beaufoy is a fine writer, and Slumdog was pretty good. That said, I wish Danny would go back to working with Alex Garland or John Hodge.

With Garlands writing, whether the movie was good or bad, it was at the very least interesting.

The Beach, 28 Days Later, and Sunshine are quite possibly Boyle's most daring and original works.

I know a lot of people hate The Beach, but I love it. It's beautifully directed and the story has some really great, creative scenes that Boyle really was able to bring to life. The video game scene is absurd, but creative and original and not very many filmmakers would dare do something like that. Nor would they make such a conflicted character, whom we sometimes absolutely hate, the lead. I mean, the shark bite scene and it's aftermath is tragic. Wonderfully written.

Hell, John Hodge, the writer of Boyle's other greats, like Shallow Grave and Trainspotting, is also a significantly better writer than Beaufoy. Shallow Grave is so tense and well written that it's difficult to even pause the movie just because you are so engrossed in the plot.

By comparison, Beaufoy's writing is downright plain. Slumdog is great when the leads are kids, but when they grow up the film felt rather cheesy, and 127 Hours never felt like it achieved anything beyond the plot description. I know you may be thinking that a movie about a guy stuck in one place can't really go anywhere but I'm sure Garland would have made it much more interesting. I mean, think about Sunshine. Long sequences of silence, people alone, and still riveting. 127 hours, less so. (Yes, I know the movie has it's fans but I would say it's so unambitious in what it could have achieved, that it is probably Boyle's second worst movie, after A Life Less Ordinary. Again, it's not a bad movie, just a 6 or 7 compared to his usual 8's and 9's.)

So, as someone below said, please make 28 Months Later. Written By Garland, directed by Boyle. Hell, the best part of 28 Weeks Later was the bit that Boyle directed so I really don't think anyone else should touch the franchise.

Plus, it was written by someone other than Garland which explains why the entire plot is such a lame knockoff of Resident Evil 2.

Boyle and Garland are a very creative team. Boyle and Hodge are a very creative team. I hope they didn't have a falling out, like Boyle and McGregor did. Boyle worked magic with those two writers on his side, and all I can say is that I hope that Boyle's next collaboration is with one of those writers, rather than Beaufoy.
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7:15PM on 02/05/2011

yes

Good book. Should be a superawesome movie. I remember when I read it thinking that nobody could direct it. But maybe Boyle's good enough to pull it off (del Toro's probably the only other one who could do it.)
Good book. Should be a superawesome movie. I remember when I read it thinking that nobody could direct it. But maybe Boyle's good enough to pull it off (del Toro's probably the only other one who could do it.)
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6:59PM on 02/05/2011
I was really hoping for a gangster era vampires vs werewolves vs human gangsters style flick. Now that would kick ass.
I was really hoping for a gangster era vampires vs werewolves vs human gangsters style flick. Now that would kick ass.
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6:35PM on 02/05/2011
I read this book a few years ago, it was really good. I think Danny Boyle will make it even better. I would recommend reading the novel, its a quick read.
I read this book a few years ago, it was really good. I think Danny Boyle will make it even better. I would recommend reading the novel, its a quick read.
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6:03PM on 02/05/2011

Who wants to take wagers...

that Noel Gugliemi will be in this?

also, yea sounds like crap.
that Noel Gugliemi will be in this?

also, yea sounds like crap.
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4:52PM on 02/05/2011
Could be cool, reminds me of "Wolfen", which I haven't seen in a really long time...
Could be cool, reminds me of "Wolfen", which I haven't seen in a really long time...
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4:39PM on 02/05/2011
That sounds terrible
That sounds terrible
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3:58PM on 02/05/2011
Extra Tidbit: Thanks, think I'll watch my vhs tonight!
Extra Tidbit: Thanks, think I'll watch my vhs tonight!
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3:46PM on 02/05/2011
Yeah i've seen Full Eclipse but Danny Boyle must stay away from these type of movies.
Yeah i've seen Full Eclipse but Danny Boyle must stay away from these type of movies.
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3:44PM on 02/05/2011
28 MONTHS LATER!
28 MONTHS LATER!
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3:30PM on 02/05/2011
sounds good to me !...though your tidbit made me cringe hehe
sounds good to me !...though your tidbit made me cringe hehe
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