By on 29 May, 2012



Moviemaker Danny Boyle has admitted he borrowed ideas from Mary Shelley‘s novel Frankenstein when drawing up plans for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer!


The ‘28 Days Later‘ helmer signed on to orchestrate the sporting kick-off event in July (27th July, 2012) and he reveals the task of creating a jaw-dropping show to be viewed by millions of people hasn’t been easy.

He tells Vogue magazine:

“It’s a challenge, of course, because it can easily be just a cold spectacle – awe-inspiring but not necessarily of the heart – and we want the ceremony to have a visceral effect on the people, for it to be a collective experience. Stirring emotion is hard in a stadium.”


But the Oscar-winner says he found inspiration in the dark tale of Frankenstein, which fuses elements of romanticism and the creation of life.

He adds:

“(There is) quite a lot of Frankenstein in the show. I mean, we don’t reanimate dead creatures, but we did use Frankenstein as a dry run for a lot of ideas for this.”


Boyle is no stranger to Frankenstein, as he directed a production of Shelley‘s famous story for the National Theatre in England last year (2011).



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