Danny BoyleThe last time Oscar-winning director, Danny Boyle, worked in London was to direct 28 Days Later and he killed everyone off and replaced them with rage infected zombies. Let's hope lightning doesn't strike twice as Boyle is being tipped to direct the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.

Following the spectacular opening ceremony in Bejing's 2008 Olympic games, which were orchestrated by film director Zhang Yimou, London is hoping to at least match and - hey, why not - better that opening ceremony (we wont have any CGI fireworks or tell any children they're too ugly to be seen by the general public for a start).

Find out more after the jump... Danny BoyleThe last time Oscar-winning director, Danny Boyle, worked in London was to direct 28 Days Later and he killed everyone off and replaced them with rage infected zombies. Let's hope lightning doesn't strike twice as Boyle is being tipped to direct the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.

Following the spectacular opening ceremony in Bejing's 2008 Olympic games, which were orchestrated by film director Zhang Yimou, London is hoping to at least match and - hey, why not - better that opening ceremony (we wont have any CGI fireworks or tell any children they're too ugly to be seen by the general public for a start).

Born in Manchester, but now a resident of East London's Mile End, Boyle is seen by many as the perfect choice for the role particularly after his Mumbai set film, Slumdog Millionaire, proved he can do diversity and, possibly more importantly, proved he can also do 'success' as well as anyone.

Although no one has signed any contracts yet it is widely believed Boyle will be offered and will accept the challenge, with an unnamed senior source from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog) saying: "Nothing has been signed yet, but we do fully expect him [Boyle] to do it."

As for Danny Boyle himself, well, when asked about the proposal, he answered: "It feels like it's a project that will bed itself in the East End and do a lot of good." And when questioned on whether he had been approached by Locog, he is reported to have answered: "I can't say any more. It would be lovely, wouldn't it?"

We think it would be lovely too although a Danny Boyle directed opening ceremony does pose a few questions: Will Ewan McGregor climb out of a giant toilet and light the Olympic flame ala Trainspotting? Will there be lovable children running around looking for a six figure sum of money like in 'Millions' and 'Slumdog Millionaire'? Or will it just be a bit of disappointment, like The Beach?

As one of this country's most exciting creative minds, we think Boyle could pull this one off - but what do you reckon?

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