Danny Boyle can basically do whatever genre he wants and it'll work.
He's the mind behind 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire!
… Mary Shelley's Frankenstein!
Here's what he said:
"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 people, for it to be a collective experience. Stirring emotion is hard in a stadium. [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."
Apparently he wants the venue to look, "more like a cauldron, with all the people hovering over and around you."
If there's anyone we trust for this, it's Danny Boyle.
Now if only he'd get back to editing Trance so we could see it!
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