Director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) is currently cutting together a feature-length version of his 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. The Guardian reports that the film will be released on DVD and “make clear of any mysteries surrounding the production.”
Boyle will be including his usual directorial trademarks in the film, including the ceremony’s music by Underworld and songs from Dizzee Rascal, Artic Monkeys and Paul McCartney. Also, movie clips that were cut from the broadcast version will be included, such as scenes from Ken Loach’s Kes and films from Boyle’s hero, Nicolas Roeg. The DJ set that Boyle and Stuart Price oversaw for the ceremony will also be included in the film.
According to Boyle, this longer version of the ceremony will allow viewers time to spot all of the references that were too quick to be recorded by TV cameras and promises this version “will make more sense.” No official release date has been announced, but Boyle has already begun working on the new edit.
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